Trans Day of Remembrance & Resilience
Trans Day of Remembrance and Resilience, celebrates the love that makes trans families bloom. It venerates the trans love that nurtures and protects trans youth, and honors the trans love that is rooted in the legacies of those who have left the earth. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20th that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. This year in Duluth a vigil and community meal was held.
“Trans Northland is a group that’s been around for about eight years now here in this area. We’re based in Duluth, Minnesota, and one of the biggest things that we offer and provide to our community is support. And that looks like we have currently five different support groups that folks can get involved with to connect with more people within the trans community here locally, we also offer resource navigation,” says Sean Hayes co-founder of Trans Northland.
The organization also helps those who are struggling to find employment, housing, anything like that. In addition, they connect those with safe resources at the different organizations in town, as well as do trainings.
“We do trans one on one trainings. So we love to go into businesses, other nonprofit organizations where we can just educate and teach folks about what it means to be transgender and how we can support transgender clients, participants and all of that,” continues Hayes.
However most importantly, it is a day of connection according to Hayes. Through events like these people know and can access the resources around them.
“We’re trying to connect with all of the folks out there who need some connection and need that care and love and support. And we’re here for all of them,” says Hayes.
To find out more information about Trans Northland, click here: https://www.transnorthland.org/