Capital Pride committed to working to end transphobia in all its forms

Trans Day of Remembrance is a day to mourn and commemorate people who have lost their lives to transphobic violence. Capital Pride grieves the pain of members of our communities who are subject to trauma, oppression, illness, abuse and harassment.

In Canada, more than one third of trans youth report being physically threatened or injured in the past year and 65% of trans people have experienced intimate partner violence. For trans people of colour, violence and discrimination is even worse: globally, 84% of trans people who were murdered in 2017 were racialized.

Capital Pride is committed to working to end to transphobia in all its forms. We celebrate the resilience of trans and gender diverse people across the world and will continue to create spaces where trans and gender diverse people can express themselves without fear of violence or harassment.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tara Paterson, Vice Chair | tara.paterson@ottawacapitalpride.ca

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