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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2017

17 November 2017 by Matt

On Monday 20 November we will once again be commemorating Transgender Day of Remembrance at the Museum of Liverpool. As a museum that represents the lives of Liverpool’s people we understand how important it is for us to stand alongside the trans community and commemorate those who have been killed or taken their own lives due to transphobic violence or discrimination.

Throughout the day a screen in the museum’s atrium will be displaying the names of those trans people who have been killed since October 2016. Whilst compiling the list for display I was saddened and shocked to realise the sheer number of people who had lost their lives through hate. It brought to home exactly why this commemoration is so very important. 

At 1pm there will be a tour of our new Tales from the city exhibition, with a focus on some of the stories of trans people represented within the exhibition.

At 2pm this there will be a wreath laying in the window of our People’s Republic gallery where people will be invited to say a few words should they want to. Following this there will be a minute’s silence held across the museum.

Following the event at the museum the trans pride flag will be raised above Liverpool Town Hall at 4pm and a vigil will be held at Exchange Station at 6pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, to show solidarity and to commemorate those who are sadly no longer here.

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