We have heard about a number of different public events being organized in Wisconsin to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance. Here are the details for the ones we know about:
La Crosse: There will be a candlelight vigil in La Crosse, sponsored by the UWL Pride Center, at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20th, at the clock tower on the UWL campus, followed by an open mic at 6 p.m. in the Hall of Nations. The LGBT Center in La Crosse also is having a trans film screening at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, the Hall of Nations (bring blankets and pillows to be comfortable). And there is a “Trans 2.0” training at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Cartwright Center, room 257.
Madison: Come join the Madison community at A Room Of One’s Own Bookstore for a night of honest expression about the joys and trials of being trans, genderqueer, MtF, FtM, butch, nelly, queenie, drag, and anywhere on or off the gender-variant spectrum. Be part of the audience and witness these fierce trans and gender non-conforming folks share their experiences of navigating rigid gender norms and expectations, as well as intersecting race, class, age, disability, and sexuality identities.
Then, join the Mad City Sisters to honor those trans and gender-variant people who have lost their lives to violent hatred and oppression at the Glow-stick Light Vigil on Capitol Square (near Mifflin and Carroll) after the event. Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-265-3344.
Menasha: The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is hosting transgender comedian, Jeffrey Jay, for Transgender Day of Remembrance. The event starts at noon on November 20th in the Student Union on campus at 1478 Midway Road, Menasha. Jay is a comedy writer for the Feast of Fun podcast and has been featured in “The Advocate” as one of the LGBT comics you shouldn’t have missed in 2011.
Menomonie: UW-Stout will hold their annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil at 6PM on Wednesday, November 20th, on the east side of the Memorial Student Center, in an area known as the Amphitheater. Later in December, they’ll hold a Trans* Day of Action on campus, to bring attention to issues that still need to be addressed in order to make Stout a welcoming and safe space for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.
Milwaukee: Every November, communities across the world join together to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance with vigils, marches, candles, speeches, prayers, and moments of silence. Milwaukee’s Transgender Day of Remembrance – held on Friday, November 22, 2013 (starting at 6:30pm) at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center – will involve all of those components. . . . AND words from members of our community. Read more about this event on Facebook here.
If you know of an event being organized around Transgender Day of Remembrance that we didn’t list, please email Tim at email@example.com and we will add it to the events list on our website.