Transgender Awareness Week 13-19 Nov

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Transgender Awareness Week 13-19 Nov

Each year between November 13 – 19, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility about transgender people and address issues members of the community face.

What is Transgender Awareness Week?

Transgender Awareness Week is a week when transgender people and their allies take action to bring attention to the community by educating the public about who transgender people are, sharing stories and experiences, and advancing advocacy around issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect the transgender community.

Find out more about Transgender Awareness Week on the glaad website.

What is Transgender Day of Remembrance?

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was founded by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began the world-wide observance that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Participate in TDOR by attending or organizing a vigil on November 20 to honor all those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence that year.  Vigils are typically hosted by local transgender advocates or LGBTQ organizations, and held at community centers, parks, places of worship and other venues. The vigil often involves reading a list of the names of those who died that year.

Liverpool Museums are hosting their own special memorial event on Sunday 20 November. Find out more.

What support is available at the College?

Kirsty Walker is our dedicated link person at the College for trans and non-binary students. You can contact Kirsty for help with navigated the college’s systems such as name changes and liaising with teaching staff. She can also provide referrals for support outside of college.

You can contact via email at Kirsty at kirsty.walker@liv-coll.ac.uk or by phone at 0151 252 4026.

You can also contact the Students’ Union LGBTQAI+ Officer – Max Jones.

Butterfly Clinic in Liverpool

The Butterfly clinic is the axess sexual health clinic for trans and non-binary folk. Their walk-in clinic is open on Mondays from 1-4pm.

Location: 56-58 Hanover Street, L1 4AF

Find out more about the Butterfly clinic on the axess website.

LGBTQAI+ Books

You can find a wide range of LGBTQAI+ books in any of our LRCs. Check out one of our displays, see the list of books below, or speak to a member of the LRC team to find out more.

Display of books in a library advertising anti-bullying week and trans awareness week.

Suggested books

Symptoms of Being HumanCheck availability

Symptoms of Being Human book cover

Welcome to St Hellcheck availability

Welcome to St Hell book cover

Trans Teen Survival Guidecheck availability

Trans Teen Survival Guide book cover

The Madonna of Boltoncheck availability

The Madonna of Bolton book cover

They Both Die at the Endcheck availability

They Both Die at the End book cover

Detransition, babycheck availability

Detransition, baby book cover

What’s your pronoun? : beyond he & she – check availability

What's your pronouns? book cover