Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014 events taking place in Vancouver

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      Today (November 20) is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. It's a day to "memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice", according to the main TDoR website.

      In Vancouver, members of the trans community and their allies will gather tonight at the Carnegie Community Centre (401 Main Street), starting at 7 p.m. Short documentaries will be screened, there'll be an open mic and speakers, and a candlelight vigil will be held at this event organized by the Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance Society.

      Over at UBC's Point Grey campus, the Sexual Assault Support Centre and Pride UBC are hosting a series of TDoR events today in the SUB. There'll be discussions on allyship and intra trans solidarity, as well as a candlelight vigil. The latter event is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the AMS Art Gallery, and will include speakers and a panel discussion.

      The SASC has a blog post up about cisgender privilege and trans allyship. Check it out.

      Meanwhile, West Coast LEAF and others are today calling on senators to stop delaying and pass Bill C-279, which would insert protections for trans folks into the Criminal Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act.