Transgender Awareness Week


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 Week is weeklong series of 3 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. TAW 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.

2017 Transgender Awareness Week Events 


Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Awareness Training  

The Intersection, Tate Student Center

November 13, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 


Join students, staff, and faculty for this 2 hour conversation about transgender and gender non-conforming

communities and allyship at the University of Georgia.


Keynote Presentation

The Intersection, Tate Student Center

November 15, 2016

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 


Clothing Swap Event 

The LGBT Resource Center

November 16, 2017

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM 


Join students, staff, and faculty, and community members for a clothing swap. 


Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil and Celebration

The Intersection, Tate Student Center

November 17, 2017

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 


Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence throughout the year. Join staff of the LGBT Resource Center at this vigil to remember those lost lives this year and to celebrate those still with us. Food will be provided at this celebration.