LGBTQ Event of the Week: International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Plus other awesome events worthy of your attendance.

Founded in 1999, Transgender Day of Awareness has been a notable symbol of advocacy within the community.

Founded in 1999, Transgender Day of Awareness has been a notable symbol of advocacy within the community.

For its significance and inclusive execution, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. Founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans woman, the event was created to “memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.” Trans community leaders Sharron L. Cooks, Deja Lynn Alvarez, Candice Thompson, and many others will be present to help spearhead the festivities throughout the evening. This important event will be taking place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 20th, at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street.

Other events to check out this weekend:

FRIDAY
The Eric Jaffe Show: Love and Light: 7:30 p.m. at Tavern on Camac, 243 South Camac Street.

SKI BUMS: Avalanche Philly: 8 p.m. at Boxers PHL, 1330 Walnut Street.

Beth and Ralph’s Porn Stash: 10:30 p.m. at PHIT Comedy, 2030 Sansom Street.

SATURDAY
The People United in Love — Defend Our Civil Rights: 1 p.m. at Municipal Service Building, 1401 JFK Boulevard.

Diabolique Ball 20: Futurotica: 8 p.m. at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 Saint James Street.

The Ladies of the Night Are Back!: 11 p.m. at Blaze’s 2nd Story Loft Bar, 2372 Orthodox Street.

NOTE: If you have weekend LGBTQ events that you would like considered for our top picks, please email us at [email protected]