Every year on November the 20th, we remember and honour the lives of trans and gender-diverse people reported murdered in the past 12 months.
In the past 12 months, 368 trans and gender-diverse people were reported murdered globally, which is 43 people more than last year. A total of 2981 trans and gender-diverse people were reported killed in 72 countries between January 2008 and September 2018.
Here is the name list of those murdered within the last 12 months.
A vigil to mark Trans Day of Remembrance is taking place at the Priory Visitor Centre on November 20th, 7:30-9pm. All are welcome to attend.
Trans and gender-diverse people are victims of horrifying hate violence, including extortion, physical and sexual assaults, and murder. In most countries, data on murdered trans and gender-diverse people are not systematically produced and it is impossible to estimate the actual number of cases.
Violence against trans and gender-diverse people frequently overlaps with other axes of oppression prevalent in society, such as racism, sexism, xenophobia, and anti-sex worker sentiment and discrimination. Where victims' occupations are known, 62% of those murdered were sex workers. In the United States, the majority of the trans people reported murdered are trans women of colour and/or Native American trans women (85%), and in France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, which are the countries to which most trans and gender-diverse people from Africa and Central and South America migrate, 65% of the reported murder victims were migrants.