Transgender day of visibility held at DMU

By Em Brooks

De Montfort University and the University of Leicester have combined to offer a Transgender day of remembrance.

The De Montfort students’ union hosted the hour-long vigil today(FRI,Nov18) outside the campus centre in honour of transgender day of remembrance. 

The event aims to remember transgender people who have been lost due to transphobic actions.

It is a day of grief and solemn fortitude for those who have lost loved ones and as a reminder to continue striving for equality and rights for those who relate to the cause. 

The event comes two days earlier than the nationally recognized day of remembrance on the 20th of November and instead takes place within the transgender week of awareness which takes place between the 16th and the 19th of November and aims to spread knowledge and visibility of the various issues of which transgender people are victim to.