Leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on 11/20/19, we would like to join the many organizations, communities, and individuals celebrating Transgender Awareness Week. As a community, QVS affirms the lives and experiences of trans folks, and understands that working towards our collective liberation, by working against transphobia and violence towards trans people, is a part of our shared spiritual and justice work.
Transgender Day of Remembrance (or TDOR) is a day where we uplift, honor, and remember the trans individuals who have been murdered, or lost to other forms of violence as a result of transphobia and discrimination. It is also a day to draw attention and awareness to the continual violence against trans people, and issues the community faces today.
We have collected some resources below that we hope you can engage with this week, and also share with your communities. There are so many ways each of us as individuals, communities, employees, family members and as people of faith can support our trans family, and make spaces more inclusive, safe, and welcoming. Join us in this work.
“Trans is RESILIENCE trans is REMEMBRANCE trans is CREATIVITY and MAGIC”
Poster by Asharah Saraswati (they/them)
- Dear (Cis) People Who Put Your Pronouns On Your “Hello My Name Is” Name Tags
- Note on Why is it important to respect people’s pronouns?
- 7 Ways to Help Your Quaker Meeting Be More Trans Friendly
- A FEMINIST TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE READING LIST
- There’s More to Gender Than “Man” and “Woman”– Article and Podcast option
- QVS Portland Alum, Elijah Walker on being “Quaker and Transgender”
- More about Elijah’s current work: Transgender Pastor Elijah Walker Leads Inclusive Church In Jonesboro
Activities / Educational Resources:
- The Genderbread Person
- The Trans* Ally Workbook
- Trans Awareness- LINGO BINGO
- Preferred Gender Pronouns Handout
- QuakerSpeak- “My Journey as a Trans Quaker”
- QuakerSpeak- “How I Told my Meeting I’m Transgender”
- Youtube channel of poems about being Trans