FOCUS: The Identity Trust is delighted to announce that now BOTH Mayors of the two main cities in the north of Ireland will be attending two of Focus’s events to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance.
The Lord Mayor of Belfast has now confirmed that he will be attending our official Transgender Day of Remembrance church service at All Souls’ Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church on Sunday 17th November at 3pm. This event begins our programme of events to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance. Everyone welcome!
Additionally, the Mayor of Derry City Council will host our civic and ecumenical act of remembrance in Guildhall Square, Derry/Londonderry at 7pm on November 20th. This event is the Main Act of Remembrance for TDoR in Northern Ireland and which concludes our programme. Again, everyone welcome!
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Focus: The Identity Trust are delighted by the support and solidarity from the Lord Mayor of Belfast and the Mayor of Derry City Council for Transgender Day of Remembrance, and are grateful for their time given their busy schedules and range of commitments.
Their support of our events will greatly enhance the recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance, and the importance of not just marking the occasion and publicly honouring those who have died owing to transphobic prejudice and violence, but also by joining us to send out the message to those in society who would still perpetuate such hate crimes, that they are the minority, and society will no longer condone such acts.
Focus: The Identity Trust are also delighted to announce that we have been in contact with other trans support groups across the whole island of Ireland to organise an all island releasing of purple balloons at the same time on 20th November, Transgender Day of Remembrance. This will take place after our main Act of Remembrance in Guildhall Square, Derry/Londonderry to which, again, everyone is welcome.
This all island participation is a sign of co-operation and solidarity as we remember and honour the dead, and publicise the message that transphobia and transphobic crime in unacceptable.
We invite everyone to attend our public events, and encourage anyone unable to do so, to participate in their own way, by lighting a candle at 7pm on the 20th, wearing something purple on that day, or releasing a purple balloon at the same time, in unison with transgender support groups across the island of Ireland.
Should you require a poster of our events, or a poster of our image to mark TDoR to ‘Walk in Our Shoes’, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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To find out more about the history and significance of TDoR, please click here.