Transgender Awareness Week is held as an extension of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s (GLAAD) Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR was first coordinated in 1998 as a vigil to commemorate transgender individuals lost to violence during that year; since the first TDOR, several vigils have been hosted on university and college campuses.
The LGBTRC’s Transgender Awareness Days are a week-long series of 5 programs for the campus community, primarily undergraduate students, which will be offered in sequential order for enhanced learning and development. The events include a transgender allyship training session, a keynote presentation, as well as a remembrance memorial service and celebration. Transgender Awareness Days is connected to the LGBTRC’s mission to create inclusive, sustainable spaces of self-discovery for the LGBT community within the University of Georgia as well as the Division of Student Life’s commitments to inclusion, application of knowledge, and supporting self-identity.
Transgender Awareness Days @ UGA
Specific dates and times to be announced shortly.