FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!
LGBT-MUN (MUNSU's LGBT Resource Centre) and NPATH present:
International Transgender Day of Remembrance
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012, 7 pm
MUN, Science Lecture Hall, Room 2109
Transgender day of Remembrance is an annual event that has been recognized around the globe by transgender communities since 1998 to memorialize the members of our community who have died in the past year as a result of transphobic and other gender-motivated hatred, violence and discrimination. In addition to paying respect and recognition to the victims, we express love and respect for transgender members of our community who live in the face of widespread discrimination. We encourage allies to join us in memorializing and celebrating those we have lost and to be reminded that transgender people are your sons, daughters, parents, friends and neighbors.
Newfoundland Patients Association for Transgender Health (NPATH.net) & Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador's Lesbian Bisexual Gay and Transgender resource centre will present an event that will pay tribute to our fallen peers, and raise education and awareness to current transgender issues, through speeches from prominent members of the local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community.
NPATH is a soon-to-be launched non-profit society that will undertake a mandate of undertaking educational and legal activism work to ensure transsexuals and other members of the trans* community of Newfoundland and Labrador can gain fair and equal access to health care products, services, and funding.
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