The Rainbow Project and Eden Place Arts Centre came together on Tuesday 20th November at 4pm for the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) event to honour the trans and non-binary lives lost to anti-trans violence. We marked the day with the release of a short animated film created in collaboration with the users of the Foyle LGBT Centre. From the Press release:
“TDoR was set up in 1999 in response to a high number of deaths in the transgender community, often through violent means. Since then it has been held annually on November 20th, and commemorative events are held at the Foyle LGBT Centre each year.
Western Health and Wellbeing Officer for The Rainbow Project said “We’ve spent the last few weeks working with local artist Mel Bradley to create a video resource about TDoR, and the support services available to people struggling with their gender identity locally and we’ll be launching this on 20th November along with live music, poetry and refreshments. It’s been a great project to be a part of, and we’re extremely thankful to Mel Bradley, Judi at Eden Place Arts Centre and Arts Council NI Lottery Fund for the chance to create this piece of work. The group should have immense pride in what they’ve created – seeing the work come together week by week has been amazing and I’m so excited for us to launch the final product. If it helps one person, then it’s done its job.”