On Sunday, November 20, the International Transgender Day of Remembrance was commemorated at the International Gay Monument in The Hague from 14:00. This day commemorates 327 transgender and gender diverse people who have been killed worldwide this year. These figures were recently published by the European organization Transgender Europe.

On this day, the municipality of The Hague hoisted the blue-pink-white Transgender flag at municipal buildings and the Hofvijver.

The commemoration at the International Gay Monument was an initiative of The Hang-Out 070 and the International Gay Monument Foundation The Hague and was made possible in part by the municipality of The Hague. SHOP46, the knowledge and expertise center in The Hague on sex work and human trafficking, was also involved in the commemoration. The commemoration was streamed live via the YouTube channel of Stichting Internationaal Homomonument Den Haag. During the commemoration, the trans flag was flown at half-mast at the monument. Participants were invited to place a candle or flowers at the monument for the victims of transphobic violence.

The speakers during the commemoration were Maaite (SHOP46) and Bo (The Hang-out070). Spoken word artist Kalib Batta closed the commemoration with a spoken word contribution. The commemoration was opened by Riyaz van Wegberg (Hang-Out 070) and Sander van der Eijk (International Gay Monument Foundation). Afterwards, the participants walked past SHOP46 and met in Hangout-070.

The International Transgender Day of Remembrance, aka Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), takes place annually on November 20. On this day, the hundreds of people who have been murdered as a result of transphobia are remembered. Attention is also drawn to violence against transgender people and gender diverse people. This is being considered in no less than 185 cities in more than 20 countries.

The International Gay Monument The Hague is located on the Koekamp, ​​near The Hague Central (Avenue of Reagan and Gorbachev). This memorial commemorates all lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgenders, queers and intersex people, anywhere in the world, who are persecuted and oppressed because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

— Sander van der Eijk

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