20th November, Transgender Day of Remembrance


Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance an annual observance honouring the memory of transgender & gender diverse people whose lives have been lost during the last twelve months in acts of anti-transgender violence.

A total of 3664 trans and gender diverse people were reported as killed in 75 countries between January 2008 and September 2020.

For information about prevalence of reported anti transgender violence across Europe and worldwide, as well as how to commit to tangible action, to share resources and amplify trans voices visit: https://tdor.tgeu.org

YMCA Liverpool and Sefton are committed to equality and diversity, as we genuinely value and embrace diversity in all forms.

We understand how embedding diversity in all that we do can have a big influence upon everything from helping the people who we support to feel comfortable, welcomed, included and valued, to retaining staff and attracting prospective employees who reflect the diverse communities that we support.

We encourage our staff to bring their #wholeselves to work, so that they feel able to just be, and invest their energy not hiding their identity away for example, but into their work. We bring our values to life every day through effective training, supporting our staff and investing in equality, diversity and inclusion in a whole host of ways.

We would like to reflect on this penultimate day of #TransgenderAwarenessWeek and #TransgenderDayOfRemembrance by sharing two amazingly frank and well written blogs from our colleagues: