The Transgender Day of Remembrance is a celebration of the LGBTQI+ community that was created to commemorate the victims of hate and prejudice towards transgender people, better known as transphobia.

The event is traditionally celebrated on November 20th and was introduced in memory of Rita Hester was murdered in 1998, event that started the web project “Remembering Our Dead“. This project led in 1999 to a candlelight flashmob in San Francisco. The event then grew to include commemorations in hundreds of cities around the world.

Every year in Turin various events are organized on the occasion of the TDoR, including the commemoration in a central square of the city.

Star.T event

Since 2019 the Torino Pride Coordination celebrates the anniversary of the TDoR with a Trans Celebration Night (Star.T) designed to launch a message of positivity and to reward and enhance the talents of trans people who have distinguished themselves in various areas. During the evening, people who have had an impact or who represent the Trans cause will be awarded the recognition, unique in Italy.

La Trans Freedom March.

From 2014 to 2018 the Torino Pride Coordination celebrated the anniversary of the TDoR with a march in the city of Turin, the “Trans Freedom March”. The event was created to commemorate the victims of transphobia and to demand rights and respect for transgender people. The Trans Freedom March is a procession that crosses the city brings the themes, the problems, the faces of the Trans people.

Trans Freedom March editions