1204 Oread

TDOR Collaborative Zine Project Release & Reflection

On Monday, November 20th, from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, join transgender, gender nonconforming, and genderqueer zinesters at the ECM (1204 Oread Ave) for the release of TDOR — a collaborative zine project co-sponsored by the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity (ETC) and The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity (SGD). At this event, TDOR contributors will reflect on their page submissions exploring the theme/s of trans remembrance, resilience, realness, resistance, and/or revolution in honor of TDOR. Attendees will receive a free copy of the printed zine. 


What is TDOR?

In 1999, a group of trans activists memorialized Rita Hester and Chanelle Pickett, two Black trans women whose lives and murders inspired the establishment of Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) and a larger movement to end transphobic violence. Anti-trans violence disproportionately affects transgender women of color, and even more specifically Black trans women who do sex work, as Hester and Pickett did. Now held annually and internationally on November 20th, TDOR honors the memories of transgender people whose lives were ended by transphobic violence in the previous year. In the years since its founding, organizations centering trans and queer people — like BreakOUT, Audre Lorde Project, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement — have encouraged people to reimagine the day as not only one of remembrance, but one of trans resilience, realness, resistance, and revolution.


Call for Submissions

Trans, gender nonconforming, and genderqueer individuals from the KU and Lawrence communities are invited to submit 5.5 x 8.5" pages for inclusion in "TDOR," a collaborative zine project compiled by trans KU students and sponsored by ETC and SGD. Submissions should address issues of trans remembrance, resilience, realness, resistance, and/or revolution. Pages may include, but are not limited to: essays, poems, narratives, fiction, drawings, collages, comics, or photographs.
Submissions are due on November 15th. 



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