Between Two Worlds: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023

Between Two Worlds: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023 November 13, 2023

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is an annual observance on November 20 of every year that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. To remember until we all get accepted for just being us, human beings. November 20 each year is a solemn reminder of that.

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What is the Transgender Day of Remembrance? Quoted from Wikipedia:

“The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed on November 28, 1998. The vigil commemorates all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester’s death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.”

This year is the 25th anniversary of TDoR.

“The Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people – sometimes in the most brutal ways possible, it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice.”

Transgender Day of Remembrance founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith

The data is collected from the first day of October to the last day of September each year. That way the data is accurate for the vigil on November 20 of each year. This reporting period there were 392 reported deaths of transgender people worldwide. Only the deaths that are reported are used. There are many, many more that go unreported each year.

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Range October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023

Data is from TransLivesMatter.

Argentina: 11

Armenia:  1

Australia:  2

Azerbaijan:  2

Bangladesh: 5

Belgium:  1

Bolivia: 1

Brazil: 107

Canada: 7

Chile:  3

Columbia: 21

Cuba:  2

Dominican Republic:  1

Ecuador: 20

France:  1

Greece:  1

Guatemala:  5

Honduras:  3

India: 16

Indonesia: 3

Iraq: 1

Italy:  7

Japan:  1

Mexico: 53

Netherlands:  1

Nicaragua:  1

Pakistan:  7

Paraguay: 1

Peru:  11

Philippines: 8

Spain:  4

Sweden: 2

Turkey: 3

Uganda:  1

United Kingdom: 5

Uruguay: 2

United States: 61

Venezuela: 2

Vietnam:  1

USA Deaths:  62

Tiffany Banks, Age 25, shot in Miami, Florida on 1 Oct 2022

Brayden Snyder, Age 15, suicide in Ephrata, Pennsylvania on 25 October 2022

Myles Fitzpatrick, Age 17, suicide in Manville, New Jersey on 7 November 2022

Emma Borhanian, Age 31, shot in Vallejo, California on 13 November 2022

Adalyn Anderson, Age 24, suicide in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 15 November 2022

Daniel Davis Aston, Age 28, shot in Colorado Springs, Colorado on 19 November 2022

Kelly Loving, Age 40, shot in Colorado Springs, Colorado on 19 November 2022

Diamond Jackson-McDonald, Age 27, shot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 24 November 2022

Day Rodas,  Age 27, overdose in Malibu, California on 1 December 2022

Morgan Dee, Age 32, suicide in Fort Wayne, Indiana on 4 December 2022

Destiny Howard, Age 23, shot in Macon, Georgia on 9 December 2022

Marquis ‘MJ’ Jackson, Age 33, beaten to death in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 14 December 2022

Henry Berg-Brousseau, Age 24, suicide in Louisville, Kentucky on 16 December 2022

Caelee Love-Light, Age 27, shot in Phoenix, Arizona on 17 December 2022

Levi Martin, Age 17, suicide in Lakeville, Massachusetts on 22 December 2022

Gwen Gatewood, Age  22, suicide in Michigan on 4 January 2023

Jasmine “Star” Mack, Age 36, stabbed in Washington, D.C. on 7 January 2023

KC Johnson, Age 27, beaten to death in Wilmington, North Carolina on 13 January 2023

Manuel Teran (“Tortugita”), Age 26, shot in Atlanta, Georgia on 18 January 2023

Olivia Snow, Age 47, died in New York City, New York on 19 January 2023

Maria Jose Rivera, Age 20-25, (exact age unknown), shot in Houston, Texas on 21 January 2023

Unique Banks, Age 20, shot in Chicago, Illinois on 23 January 2023

Ivory Nicole Smith, Age 27, died in San Francisco, California on 24 January 2023

Imanitwitaho Zachee, Age 26, shot in Louisville, Kentucky on 3 February 2023

Cashay Henderson, Age 31, shot in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 25 February, 2023

Caitlyn E’owyn Earhart (‘Cait”) Age 19, suicide in St. Louis, Missouri on 1 March 2023

Kayleigh Scott, Age 25, suicide in Denver, Colorado on 20 March 2023

Tasiyah Woodland (“Siyah”), Age 18, shot in Mechanicsville, Maryland on 24 March 2023

Ashley Burton, Age 37, shot in Atlanta, Georgia on 11 April 2023

Moe Moore, Age 18, possible suicide in Louisville, Kentucky on 14 April 2023

Rasheeda Williams (“Koko Da Doll”) Age 35, shot in Atlanta, Georgia on 19 April 2023

Stephanie Petty, Age 19, suicide in Thermopolis, Wyoming on 25 April 2023

Banko Paso/Banko Brown, Age 24, shot in San Francisco, California on 27 April 2023

Lakendra Andrews, Age 26, shot in Dallas, Texas on 29 April 2023

Ome Gandhi, Age 16, shot in Salt Lake City, Utah on 16 May 2023

Nova Dunne, Age 14, suicide in Manchester, New Hampshire on 17 May 2023

Cam Chamberlain, no age given, possible suicide in Fort Cavazos, Texas on 25 May 2023

Mia Alaina-Lorene Knight, Age 20, suicide in Yuba City, California on 31 May 2023

Ashia Davis, Age 34, shot in Highland Park, Michigan on 3 June 2023

Channel Perez Ortiz (“Uvita”), Age 29, shot in Carolina, Puerto Rico on 25 June 2023

Jacob Williamson, Age 18, murdered in Pageland, South Carolina on 30 June 2023

Michelle Dionne Peacock, Age 59, stabbed in Richmond, Indiana on 30 June 2023

Colin Smith, Age 32, stabbed in Portland, Oregon on 2 July 2023

Fernielle Mary Mora, Age 26, died of suspicious circumstances in New York City, New York on 6 July 2023

Elena Esther Adam, no age given, died in Dallas, Texas on 11 July 2023

Camdyn Rider, Age 21, shot in Winter Haven, Florida on 21 July 2023

Mykal Rae, no age given, or city listed, suicide in Virginia (no city listed) on 21 July 2023

De’Vonnie J’Rae Johnson, Age 28, shot in Los Angeles, California on 7 August 2023

Dollie Goins, Age 27, cause of death not reported in Eugene, Oregon on 10 August 2023

Luis Angel Diaz Castro, Age 22, murdered in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 12 August 2023

Lovely Page, Age 54, shot in Chicago, Illinois on 16 August 2023

Thomas Robertson (“Tom-Tom”), Age 28, shot in Calumet City, Indiana on 17 August 2023

Catherine Wheeler, Age 35, suicide in North Canton, Ohio on 27 August 2023

Tree Crane,  Age 17-18, suicide in South Jordan, Utah on 31 August 2023

Bre’Asia Bankz, no age given, or city listed, shot in Arizona on 5 September 2023

Dacoda Lawrence (“Codii”), Age 25, run over in Weirton, West Virginia on 5 September 2023

Alexa Andreevna Sokova, Age 34, shot in Palm Bay, Florida on 8 September 2023

Charm Wilson, Age 32, run over in Bedford Heights, Cleveland, Ohio on 8 September 2023

YOKO, Age 30, run over in New Orleans, Louisiana on 19 September 2023

Theadora Cassidy (’Thea”), Age 18, suicide in Ephrata, Pennsylvania on 22 September 2023

Sherlyn Marjorie, Age 35, beaten to death in Albuquerque, New Mexico on 26 September 2023

Erin Ezra Young, Age 24, suicide in Waterloo, Iowa on 26 September 2023


About Brianne Raven Wolf
Brianne Ravenwolf has identified as Pagan from a very young age. She is an active member of Circle Sanctuary in Wisconsin. She follows a Hekatean Witchcraft Spiritual path. To relax, she likes to walk, camp and hike as much as possible in very rural areas. You can read more about the author here.

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