Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2023

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is significant for all Nova Scotians and union members to acknowledge and honour. While this day commemorates explicitly the many transgender individuals who lost their lives to anti-trans violence worldwide, it also serves as an essential reminder of the ongoing discrimination and challenges faced by the transgender community.

Sadly, as the search results indicate, incidents of transphobia and violence against transgender people appear to be on the rise, not only in Nova Scotia but globally as well. In this climate, taking time to recognize the Transgender Day of Remembrance is critical to raise awareness of the genuine threats faced by transgender individuals, honour those lives already lost, and stand in solidarity with the transgender community.

As advocates for human rights and equality in the workplace, unions have an essential role to play in speaking out against transphobia and supporting transgender inclusion. By commemorating the Transgender Day of Remembrance, unions can demonstrate their commitment to protecting all workers, regardless of gender identity. They can also help educate their members on the issues impacting the transgender community and why supporting transgender rights is so crucial for building a just society with equal opportunities and protections for everyone.

By commemorating Transgender Day of Remembrance, unions can demonstrate their commitment to protecting all workers regardless of gender identity. 

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