Transgender Day Of Remembrance To Be Honoured In Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Transgender Day Of Remembrance To Be Honoured In Iceland

Published November 18, 2016

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Alisa Kalyanova

Icelanders will be joining many others around the world this Sunday, as they take part in the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an international effort to honour the memories of those who have suffered violence and death at the hands of anti-trans bigotry. People around the world will be taking part in the event this Sunday, and Iceland is no exception.

Iceland’s event, hosted by Trans Ísland, will take place at Reykjavík City Hall, this Sunday, at 17:00.

“Next November 20th we hope you that you can join us in remembering and mourning those who have lost their lives due to prejudice and hate,” the event text reads in part. “In the light of the events that are happening overseas it is more important than ever to stand together and be strong against those who would wish us harm.”

After speeches are made at City Hall, attendees are encouraged to proceed to the nearby offices of Samtökin 78, at Suðurgata 3, where coffee and conversation will be on offer.

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