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Loughborough holds online service for Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Awareness Week (13-20 November) ends with a day of remembrance, first marked in 1999 to memorialise the murder of Rita Hester, a transgender woman in the USA.
Since then it has evolved into an international day of action where the names of transgender people who have lost their lives are read out in memorial events.
Sam Chambers, Chair of the LGBT+ Staff Group said: “Traditionally at Loughborough, we would hold an event in the Chapel, reading out the names of those who have been lost. However, due to coronavirus this could not happen this year. Instead, a short service has been recorded.”
The service is available to view below:
Stephen Ashurst has also written a blog piece on his experiences for Transgender Awareness Week and this can be read here.