News • November 16, 2021

Trans Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual event intended to memorialize and uplift those who have lost their lives as a result of transphobic violence.

2021 has been the deadliest year on record for the transgender community, with an ongoing epidemic of violence against trans women of color continuing to haunt our communities. Please join Equality North Carolina and our partners in not only mourning the loss of these individuals but also celebrating the resiliency of transgender people around the world.

Please see a list below of services and vigils taking place across our state in observance of TDOR, both virtual and in person. Don't see an event listed and want us to include it? Email

Queer Youth Durham

November 20, 2021 - In-person / Outdoor Durham Central Park 501 Foster Street, Durham, NC

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. We will provide recognition of those taken from us, inspiration for the year ahead, and information on how to advocate for protective legislation. Candles will be provided for the first 100 people. You are welcome to bring your own.

LGBTQ Pop-up Center of Carrboro

Saturday Nov 20, 7pm-10pm location TBD, tentative Carrboro Town Commons We Keep Us Safe: An Evening Celebrating Trans Resilience + Resistance FB event link:

We Keep Us Safe: An Evening Celebrating Trans Resistance + Resilience
A poetry + storytelling event, featuring BIPOC trans/GNC/intersex performers and creatives in our community. Centering lived experiences of our collective resistance + resilience. SAVE THE DATE!

WHEN: November 20th

WHAT TIME: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

WHERE: In-person, masked + outside, somewhere in Carrboro, event space TBD...stay tuned!

MC'd by the QTIPOC Fund's co-founder, African-descended queer Elder author + activist Professor Sharon P. Holland. There will be an altar to our lost.

Attendees will be given a chance to say a prayer, whisper an affirmation, + light a candle to honor lives taken too soon by violence.

Suggested Contribution: $10

-No one turned away due to lack of funds

- All proceeds will be split between the QTIPOC Survival Fund: Chapel Hill - C'boro - Rural NC + UNC's QTPOC student mutual aid group

-BIPOC performers/speakers/ organizers compensated by the generous support of the Campaign For Southern Equality, the Orange County Rape Crisis Center, and the UNC LGBTQ Center

Hosts: OCRCC, Equality NC, Queer Ride Carrboro, LGBTQ Pop-up Center of Carrboro


Asheville Transgender Day of Remembrance Saturday, November 20, 6pm-9pm Virtual Event

Onslow County

Vigil / Protest on Nov 20.

On November 16 through the 30, the Jacksonville Council of the Arts and the Onslow County LGBTQ Community Center Present " Breaking thru the Binary - Transgender Art Exhibit. 826 New Bridge Street Jacksonville North Carolina.


In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, The Office of Intercultural Engagement (OIE) and The LGBTA Resource Center will host our annual Famous Transgender Figures Exhibit during the week of November 15 -19, 2021. This exhibit highlights over 20 notable Transgender figures extending from the 1700s to the present day, recognizing their contributions to the LGBTQ+ community in politics, entertainment, sports, television, health care, and more.

Our goal is to celebrate and educate the campus community about the many struggles and accomplishments these individuals have contributed to the Transgender community.


On Monday, November 15, 2021, the exhibit will kick off with an open reception and early viewing from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Student Center, room 222. Following, the OIE will present an engaging panel discussion of transgender/non-binary members from the community from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. · The exhibit will be open to the campus community from Tuesday, November 16 – November 19, 2021, from 9 a.m. – to 5 p.m. in the Student Center, room 213.

This is a free event!

For those unable to attend the early viewing, you are more than welcome to stop by throughout the week to visit the exhibit from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Student Center Room 213. If you do stop by, make sure to visit us in the office! I will include our office location, as well as the address to the student center and parking instructions below:

Parking accommodations for community guests:

Student Center: 1403 John W. Mitchell Drive Greensboro, NC 27411

Parking Deck: 102 Laurel Street Greensboro, NC 27401

Visitor parking spaces are available near the Student Center. See the campus map for those locations.

For additional information, contact the Office of Intercultural Engagement/LGBTA Resource Center at 336-334-7800 or

Transcend Charlotte

Saturday, November 20 2pm Transcend Charlotte, Charlotte Black Pride, Charlotte Pride, PFLAG Charlotte, There's Still Hope, Time Out Youth Center, and Charlotte Trans Health join together for a time of reflection and remembrance honor those in the trans and nonbinary community who were lost in 2021 to violence.

Online: Online: Facebook: Charlotte Black Pride, Charlotte Pride, Transcend Charlotte

UNC Pembroke

  • Saturday, Nov. 13: Trans Storytelling and Open Mic, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 15: Self-care Day, 2-3 p.m.; Clothing Exchange Begins (all week within CARE Resource Center hours)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 16: Professional Development: To Be Well and Trans: Facilitating Wellness in Trans Communities, 4-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 17: Safe Zone Training for Faculty & Staff, 3-5 p.m.; Movie Night: Disclosure, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 18: iRest Meditation, 2 p.m.; Trans 101 Education and Advocacy Training, 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 19: Student Forum, 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 20: Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil, 6 p.m.

LGBTQ Center Raleigh

LGBT Center, Transgender Initiative, Transgender Day of Remembrance Events

Event date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: North Carolina State Capitol, 1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Event Contact: Kori Hennessey

Contact Phone: 919-832-4484

Contact E-mail:

Rocky Mount

Join the LGBTQ Democrats of Nash County and the Mills Church for Trans Day of Remembrance in Rocky Mount. The event runs from 4-6 PM and is at 911 Falls Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

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