About the Trans Day of Resilience

We want to live in a world where our full selves are celebrated, not shamed. But trans people of color face discrimination, harassment and fatal violence every day for simply living authentic lives.

November 20 marks Trans Day of Remembrance, an annual memorialization of those killed by anti-trans violence. This violence overwhelmingly targets Black and Latinx trans women and femmes, and 2016 was the deadliest year on record. For trans people of color to not only survive, but thrive, we need to reimagine our world.

On November 20, don’t just mourn our dead – honor the resilience and power of our living trans family. Join us in imagining thriving trans futures by celebrating a different kind of TDOR: Trans Day of Resilience.

10 trans, gender nonconforming and non-binary artists of color created visions of a world beyond fear and violence. Experience, share and help build this world with us.

 

Founded with the Audre Lorde Project in 2014, the Trans Day of Resilience art project is an annual culture shift campaign led by Forward Together. Its current name and spirit emerged from a 2015 call from New Orleans trans justice organization BreakOUT to celebrate the power of our living trans family. Forward Together transforms culture and policy to work for all of us nationwide. We build courage and foster connection among our multiracial community of changemakers to secure the rights, recognition and resources all people need to thrive.

Forward Together transforms culture and policy to work for all of us nationwide. We build courage and foster connection among our multiracial community of changemakers to secure the rights, recognition and resources all people need to thrive.