Reading Pride's MyUmbrella LGBT+ project, organises the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil in Reading. This year, we will be continuing the vigil in a film presentation format, however due to high demand we have not one but two opportunities to join our vigil in person! As well as, being able to watch it online too.

The vigil is an important part of MyUmbrella's calendar, as part of an LGBT+ charity we celebrate the diversity of being Trans*, although we understand it is important to stand together and fight for more rights and equality not just locally but also in the UK and throughout the world.

As in years past, most of those lost to the ongoing epidemic of fatal anti-trans violence are people of colour, specifically black Trans* women. The first TDoR vigil in Reading was held in 2015 with a large attendance across every section of the Trans* community and allies.

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Speakers of 2023

Photo of Christina Dearlove
Christina Dearlove
MyUmbrella LGBT+
Photo of Cllr Tony Page
Cllr Tony Page
Mayor of Reading
Reading Borough Council
Photo of Vi M
Vi M
Group Support
Support U
Photo of Jasper Locke
Jasper Locke
Member of Public
Photo of Jasmin Wade
Jasmin Wade
PrideXtra Coordinator / Founder
Reading Pride / Iota Events
Photo of Talia Button
Talia Button
Member of Public
Photo of Davina Louise Barraclough
Davina Louise Barraclough
Very Proud Veteran
HM Army (1995-2015)
Photo of Kerry Kleis
Kerry Kleis
MyUmbrella LGBT+
Photo of Kirsten Bayes
Kirsten Bayes
Reading Pride
Photo of Ciara Roisin Clarke
Ciara Roisin Clarke
Member of Public
Photo of Lady Jezzika
Lady Jezzika
Photo of Emily Hamilton
Emily Hamilton
Trans In The City
Photo of Andrea Christine Brookes
Andrea Christine Brookes
Newbury Pride
Photo of Leo Sumner
Leo Sumner
Reading a Poem
Member of Public

Remembering Our Dead

The most poignant part of our vigil is where we remember our dead.

Choir Performance

Since 2019, we have had a choir join us for this part of the vigil. We are very glad to welcome back the Thames Valley Gay Chorus.

The Statistics

It is important to remember that the statistics shown are only a very small percentage of the actual figures. So we mourn those not known as well.

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  • Violence
  • Suicide
  • Medical
  • Custodial
  • Uncategorized

Last Updated: Sun Nov 12 2023; Data Source: