Friday 20 November 2015 will see Sheffield's annual commemoration of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.
This day is a vital opportunity for transgender communities and their allies to unite and make their voices heard against the injustices that are still levied at transgender lives.
If you're in any doubt about why this day - and efforts all year round - are so important, take a moment to consider how many transgender people were murdered in the US this year alone . This list isn't even up to date - Wikipedia has a disturbing list including more recent murders (not including suicides and other incidents). And these are only the ones that are reported.
Simply put, one death is too many, and is unacceptable.
The cause? Transphobia.
E.D.E.N. Film productions launched a film project in 2015 to look at the impact of transphobia, by collaborating with trans people and members of the LGBT and non-LGBT communities to get a glimpse of what it is to be transgender in Britain in 2015.
|Planning meeting for Trashing Transphobia|
Tickets are free and are available via Eventbrite - first come, first served!
|Behind the scenes of Trashing Transphobia|
Full details of the day's proceedings:
Join us as we look to the past, the present and the future as we celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance in Sheffield.
We start by remembering those who have lost their lives with a candlelit vigil in Millennium Square from 5.30pm.
After this we processed into the Winter Gardens for live music, speeches and the warmth of being together, of being alive. We are proud to say that LGBT Sheffield have put on a fantastic programme for this section of the evening; the perfect start to an unforgiveable evening.
At 6.30pm we invite you to join us at the Sheffield Odeon for the premiere screening of our film Trashing Transphobia, a film made by E.D.E.N Film and the Sheffield LGBT community. Looking at transphobia and how to tackle it, we go on a journey to discover what it’s really like to be trans in Britain in 2015.
The screening is free of charge and is followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. You can reserve tickets here: https://
www.eventbrite.com/e/ screening-of-trashing-trans phobia-tickets-19190682849 (and make sure you do as seats are limited.)
Having spent time mourning those who have passed and considering the issues of the present we move into the future to the after party. (VENUE TBC).
Here we come together for a big celebration of life with DJs, live music, performances, prize ceremonies and an opportunity to pledge your support to the transgender community, this will be a night to remember.
Keep up to date via the Facebook event and keep an eye on the Sheffield International Transgender Day of Remembrance Facebook page.