Campus News & Events


A day to remember trans struggles

Published: November 21, 2018

On Nov. 20, the University observed the Transgender Day of Remembrance with a speak-out and candlelight vigil at the Student Center Circle. Students, faculty, and partners in the community shared stories and insights, and Professor William Mann read the names of transgender people who were killed in acts of anti-transgender violence over the last year.

Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester, a transgender woman from Allston, Mass. Today, TDoR is observed in more than 200 cities throughout more than 30 countries.

CCSU observed the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20 with a candlelight vigil and speak-out.