Every year on 20 November, communities around the world mark Transgender Day of Remembrance and the University is proud to join our trans and non-binary staff, students and friends in remembering those lost to anti-trans hate and violence.
Transphobic hate crimes are still on the rise with over 350 trans people being killed due to anti-trans hatred so far in 2020 and with continued myths, misinformation and hatred spread online it has never been more important to stand up for the trans community.
To mark Transgender Day of Remembrance, alongside hosting a special online memorial, the University of Plymouth has committed to being a long-term sponsor of Not Alone Plymouth in order to provide sustainable support to our local trans community. Not Alone is an award-winning trans and non-binary support group in the South West, co-founded by University of Plymouth PhD student, Erin King. The group offer a much-needed lifeline to trans and non-binary people through support groups, social events, activism and allyship across the South West having previously been recipients of National Lottery Community Funding.