Trans Awareness Week and Trans Day of Remembrance

December 20, 2018

This week, November 12-19, is recognized as Transgender Awareness Week, a one-week celebration when transgender advocates and community members come together to host events that raise awareness of transgender communities and advocate for the well being of transgender people.​

Here in Sacramento, transgender advocates, kicked off Transgender Awareness week with the #StillHere Capitol March & Rally for Trans Justice. The event celebrated the leadership of transgender people locally and throughout the country in building communities where trans people can thrive. Hundreds of people marched to the Capitol building and rallied around finding solutions to address trans mental health and housing needs and demands for Governor-elect Gavin Newsom to create a trans economic jobs measure and put an end to trans detention. 

The #StillHere March & Rally was one dozens events being held throughout California this month, to honor Transgender Awareness Week, as well as Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) — an annual event honoring transgender people lost to violence during the past year.

See below for a list of events throughout California. 

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Transgender Awareness Week Events
November 9 – Trans Unity Rally #WontBeErased – West Hollywood, CA
November 9-11 – San Francisco Transgender Film Festival – San Francisco, CA
November 10 – #StillHere Capitol March & Rally for Trans Justice – Sacramento, CA
November 11 – TRANS Voices Project – Stockton, CA
November 14 – Still I Rise – Los Angeles, CA
November 14 – Lunch & Learn for Trans Awareness Week – Sacramento, CA
November 15 – Documentary Screening: MAN MADE – Sacramento, CA
November 16 – Transgender Day of Remembrance Shabbat – West Hollywood, CA
November 17 – Documentary Screening: MAN MADE – Auburn, CA
November 17 – Trans & Intersex Rights March – Merced, CA
November 17-18 – TransYouthCare SB Conference – Santa Barbara, CA
November 18 – WTF (Women, Trans, Femme) Trans Ride – Sacramento, CA
November 18 – Decolonizing Gender – Sacramento, CA
November 20 – Rally and Protest against Transgender Violence – Fresno, CA

TDOR Events
November 13 – San Mateo, CA
November 16 –  Fresno, CA
November 17 –  Sacramento, CA
November 17 –  Vallejo, CA
November 18 –  Loomis, CA
November 18 –  San Bernardino, CA
November 18 –  Santa Ana, CA
November 18 –  Ventura, CA
November 19 –  Oakland, CA
November 20 –  Berkeley, CA
November 20 –  Chico, CA
November 20 –  San Francisco, CA
November 20 –  Santa Barbara, CA
November 20 –  Stockton, CA
November 20 –  West Hollywood, CA

November 24 – Transgender & Ally Day Retreat – Woodacre, CA