Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019 events in Illinois

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CHICAGO — Transgender Day of Remembrance is on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Communities all over the state are holding their own observations.

Events are taking place from Rockford in the north to Carbondale in the south.

More details on all the following events is on their Facebook event pages, linked here. If there are more events to add, please sent them to

Central Illinois

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019

Join Peoria Proud for our sixth annual observance of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance in Peoria, IL.

The program will include a guest speaker and a discussion panel with local community members. We will end the night with a candlelight vigil to remember our transgender siblings whose lives were lost to acts of violence and hate over the last year.

Refreshments will be served after the program.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Service

Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign – UUCUC
309 W Green St, Urbana, Illinois 61801

On November 20th, the transgender community and allies come together to honor the over 20 members in the transgender community who died in the U.S. this past year due to violence. We will hold a special vigil service from 5:30-6 pm in the Sanctuary of the UU Church on Wednesday in honor of this day.

All are welcome to attend.

To learn more, please go to:

Phoenix Center Transgender Day of Remembrance Event

Phoenix Center
109 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Illinois 62704

This annual event features speakers and the reading of all names of transgender individuals whose lives have been cut short, due to hate and violence, in the U.S. in the last 365 days. Please join us.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Service

First United Methodist Church, Decatur IL
201 W North St, Decatur, Illinois 62522

Guest Speaker: August Francis followed by candle lighting memorial ceremony


Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

BG Community Arts Center (CAC)
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

Many area Gay Straight Alliances are working on posters to highlight each person that we have lost in 2019. Names will be read, lights will honor and ANYONE is invited to speak in honor of our transgender brothers and sisters. Any donations made this night will be donated to the Chicago House to help our homeless transgender friends. Email to speak or get involved!

TDOR Transgender Day of Remembrance

3566 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, Illinois

Join the Brave Space Alliance and Center on Halsted in reflecting on and honoring the lives of trans and gender nonconforming community members lost to oppression, stigma and violence. The event includes dinner, educational information, referrals and more. There will be a separate quiet room available for reflection.

This event is free and open to trans and gender nonconforming community members, as well as friends, family and allies.

Interested in volunteering?

Reach out to LaSaia Wade at

Northern Illinois

Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Unitarian Universalist Church, Rockford, IL
4848 Turner St, Rockford, Illinois 61107

Join us in remembering those who lost their lives. Event will be updated as details become available. Childcare will be available.


Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Transgender Memorial Garden of St. Louis
1470 S Vandeventer Ave, St. Louis 63110

Annual vigil to honour our dead.

Guest speakers.
Song Squad will be preforming
CHARIS will be preforming
MCC choir will be preforming
Art Build in memorial

Followed by reception and reflection at the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH)

If you can assist us in setting up or taking down the art build please message us. We are setting up the art build 3 pm – 6 pm on Wednesday November 20.

Southern Illinois

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship
105 N Parrish Ln, Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Please join the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship for a showing of the movie “Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit story” A discussion will follow the presentation.
Free Admission



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