New and Noteworthy

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)
Started in 1999 to honor Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998, Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is observed annually on November 20. Please join us in reflecting on the memory of transgender people around the world who have lost their lives to the epidemic of anti-transgender violence. Sadly, 2021 is on track to be the deadliest year yet for transgender and gender non-conforming Americans according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The HRC website provides a list of names and information about the lives of the 46 people murdered in 2021, with the majority being Black and Brown transgender women. Given the challenges tracking this disturbing statistic, these numbers likely understate the true count of those we’ve lost to anti-trans violence. glifaa honors these victims and stands committed to promoting the fundamental right of gender and sexually diverse communities around the world to live without fear of violence. We salute the contributions of our transgender colleagues, contacts, friends, and family members.  Please take a moment to consider what you can do today to help foster an inclusive and positive environment, whether it’s through providing workplace resources, speaking up when you hear discriminatory remarks, or brushing up on your pronoun etiquette (including putting yours in your email signature).