Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Project Details

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.”


Lead artist on six week video project with Eden Place Arts Centre and The Rainbow Project Derry for Transgender Day of Remembrance. Working with the centre users to establish their message to create an outreach tool for TDoR.

Using printed media like magazines, we took images, typography that was appealing, reimagined digitally and repurposed for use as the visuals for the film. Some of the participants also produced drawings that were animated using Adobe After Effects.

A script was created by one of the participants of the group and this was recorded using the voices of a number of the participants.