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Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil 2023

Organised by MyUmbrella LGBT+

19 & 20 Nov

Reading Pride's MyUmbrella LGBT+ project organises the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil in Reading. This year, we will be continuing the vigil in a film presentation format, however due to high demand in the past we have not one but two opportunities to join the vigil in person! As well as, being able to watch it online too.

19th November
Reading Biscuit Factory from 6pm (film starting at 6.15pm) - FULLY BOOKED

20th November
3Sixty, Reading Students Union from 7pm (film starting at 7.15pm)

20th November
YouTube Premiere at 8pm

The vigil is an important part of MyUmbrella's calendar, as part of an LGBT+ charity we celebrate the diversity of being Trans*, although we understand it is important to stand together and fight for more rights and equality not just locally but also in the UK and throughout the world.

As in years past, most of those lost to the ongoing epidemic of fatal anti-trans violence are people of colour, specifically black Trans* women. The first TDoR vigil in Reading was held in 2015 with a large attendance across every section of the Trans* community and allies.

To learn more about TDoR you can visit their website:

Speakers for 2023

  • Christina Dearlove, MyUmbrella LGBT+ Project co-Founder (Host)
  • Mayor of Reading, Cllr Tony Page for Reading Borough Council
  • Vi M, Support Worker at Support U
  • Jasper Locke a 16 year old Student
  • Highlights of Downing Street Protest
  • Jasmin Wade also known as BigJay, PrideXtra Coordinator and Founder of Iota Events
  • Talia Button, member of public
  • Davina Louise Barraclough, Veteran of HM Armed Forces (1995-2015)
  • State of Hate 2023 narrated by Kerry Kleis (MyUmbrella co-Founder)
  • Kirsten Bayes, Vice Chair, Reading Pride
  • Ciara Roisin Clarke, member of public
  • Lady Jezzika (also known as Lady James), singer/songwriter
  • Highlights of Portsmouth Protest
  • Emily Hamilton, Director at Trans In The City
  • Andrea Christine Brookes, Co-Chair at Newbury Pride
  • Remembering our Dead Service with Thames Valley Gay Chorus
  • Leo Sumner, Reading a Poem, Member of Public
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