The Green Party of Suffolk County announces our support of Transgender Day Of Remembrance, also known as TDOR, traditionally held on November 20th. We are announcing our support of this event both in its worldwide form, and its local events throughout Suffolk County.
TDOR is a worldwide event observed since 1999. The event is designed to raise awareness about the problems of discrimination, violence, and murder directed against transgender and gender-nonconforming people, and to commemorate the lives of transgender and gender-nonconforming people worldwide who have died from this kind of violence. As hate crimes are based on perpetrators’ prejudices rather than the identities of their targets, anyone who steps outside stereotypical gender expectations may be targeted for this kind of violence, whether or not they identify as transgender.
The other purpose of TDOR is solidarity, bringing together people from all parts of the transgender, gender and friends, and allies communities, to show that people are in solidarity against hate and violence, and in favor of community and freedom to express oneself. Read more »