About the Trans Day of Resilience

Entering its third year, the Trans Day of Resilience (TDOR) project is an extension and re-imagining of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the annual event memorializing people (primarily trans women of color) killed by anti-trans violence. Trans Day of Resilience goes beyond remembrance and uplifts the resilience and power of trans and gender non-conforming communities of color. TDOR brings together trans artists with trans justice organizations to create shareable art highlighting stories of trans power, vision and leadership.

TDOR is a project of Forward Together, a national advocacy group working so that all families can thrive and of Forward Together’s national network, Strong Families, which unites 180 grassroots groups pushing for racial, economic and gender justice. Forward Together is committed to ensuring art is an integral part of the fight for social justice.

Organizational Partners:

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing based in New York City. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. TransJustice, one of our core programs at ALP, is a political organizing group created by and for Trans and Gender Non Conforming people of color. TJ works to mobilize action on the pressing political issues we face including gaining access to jobs, housing, education, healthcare and resisting police and hate violence. Donate

BreakOUT! seeks to end the criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth to build a safer and more just New Orleans. BreakOUT! builds on the rich cultural tradition of resistance in the South to build the power of LGBTQ and people directly impacted by the criminal justice system through youth organizing, healing justice, and leadership development programs. Donate

Echoing Ida, a program of Forward Together, amplifies the voices of Black women and nonbinary folks in media. As a growing network of writers, editors, media professionals, organizers, and policy advocates, we provide trusted analysis on issues impacting our communities. Donate

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement was founded at the beginning of 2014 by trans and queer immigrants, undocumented and allies, youth leaders and parents. Familia: TQLM is the only national organization that addresses, organizes, educates, and advocates for the issues most important to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and Latinx communities. Familia: TQLM is inclusive and serves all LGBTQ Latinx and gender nonconforming individuals. Donate

Gender Justice LA is a grassroots organization that is building the power of the transgender and gender non-conforming community here in LA. We use community organizing and leadership development to make concrete changes in the lives of all trans people, especially low-income trans people of color. Donate

TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom. We work in collaboration with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience to strengthen us for the fight against human rights abuses, imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty, and societal pressures. We seek to create a world rooted in self- determination, freedom of expression, and gender justice. Donate

Transgender Law Center changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. Donate

See the images from 2015 here: Adelina Cruz for New Mexico Trans Women of Colour Coalition | Ethan Parker for BreakOUT! | Bishakh Som for BSeedz of Resistance | Ebin Lee for SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW | Micah Bazant for Audre Lorde Project | Mojuicy for Transgender Law Coalition | Rommy Torrico for TransLatin@ Coalition | Wriply Bennet for Black Lives Matter