Pennsylvania Observes NTDOR; Celebrates Trans* Awareness Month

The National Transgender Day of Remembrance
(NTDOR) is held in local communities and campuses across the nation to memorialize those who have been killed due to anti-transgender bigotry. Many victims of anti-transgender violence have been invisible in their communities and attackers not often brought to justice.
The 15th Annual NTDOR brings together communities to mourn and honor victims of anti-transgender hate crimes and as a call to action towards the respect of all people regardless of gender identity or expression.

This past July, a young trans woman, Diamond Williams, was brutally murdered in Philadelphia. She was killed and then dismembered by her attacker, Charles Sargent, who was later apprehended by the Philadelphia Police. There have been 238 known slayings of transgender people because of their identity around the world since last year.

Over a dozen vigils will be held in communities throughout the commonwealth for NTDOR on November 20th, 2013. This is large increase from just a few events held last year in Pittsburgh and Southeastern Pennsylvania. We will add events to this list and map as they are made public.

November is also Transgender Awareness Month. There are plenty of wonderful educational and community events going on throughout Pennsylvania. Philadelphia City Council will officially proclaim the month at their meeting on November 14th. Several student organizations including West Chester University LGBTQA are holding Transgender Awareness Weeks.

National Transgender Day of Remembrance in Pennsylvania

November 20th, 2013

The Maze Garden (3rd and South New Street), November 17th, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Bryn Mawr
Bryn Mawr College (101 North Merion Avenue), November 20th, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Thomas Paine Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (3424 Ridge Pike), November 20th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Host: Thomas Paine Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

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Ursinus College (601 East Main Street), November 20th, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Drexel Hill
Collenbrook United Church (5290 Township Line Road), November 20th, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Perry Square, November 24th, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Hosts: PERSAD, Erie Sisters, TransFamily of Erie
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The steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol (3rd and State Street), November 20th, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Host: TransCentral PA

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Kutztown University (15200 Kutztown Road), November 21st, 11:00am-12:00pm
Host: Kutztown University GLBTQ Center

The Penn LGBT Center (3907 Spruce Street), November 17th, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Host: PFLAG Philadelphia

The Penn LGBT Center (3907 Spruce Street), November 20th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Host: The Penn LGBT Center

Drexel University – Dragon Statue (3400 Market Street), November 20st, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Host: Drexel FUSE
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The William Way Community Center (1315 Spruce Street), November 20th, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Host: The William Way Community Center
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The William Way Community Center (1315 Spruce Street), November 20th, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Host: The Mazzoni Center Ally Safe Schools Program

Chatham University – Laughlin Music Hall, Welker Room (5798 West Woodland Road), November 22nd, 7:00pm-8:00pm

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh (210 Grant Street), November 20th, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Host: TransPride
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Calvary United Church of Christ (640 Centre Street), November 20th, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Susquehanna University – Arthur Plaza (514 University Avenue), November 20th, 7:00pm-8:00pm
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State College
The Pennsylvania State University – Old Main, November 20th, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Villanova University – Main Campus Plaza in front of Connelly Center (800 East Lancaster Avenue), November 24th, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Host: PSEC Delaware Valley

First Presbyterian Church (100 East Wheeling Street), November 20th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
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West Chester
West Chester University – Sykes Ballroom A (700 South High Street), November 15th, 11:00am-12:00pm
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November 2013 Transgender Awareness Events

November 14th
West Chester University:
Trans Panel
Sykes Ballroom C, 8:00pm – 9:00pm

November 21st

University of Pennsylvania: Gender Talk
Penn LGBT Center, 8:00pm – 10:00pm

November 21st
Penn State – University Park: F to eMbody
Old Main, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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