To mark this year’s Trans Day of Remembrance , Wandsworth Council have flown the Trans flag above the town hall. 

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Whilst this is the first time the council have marked TDOR, it is said that it won’t be the last. 

Cllr John Locker, from the London Borough of Wandsworth said, 

“By flying the flag, we pay our respects to all the transgender people who have lost their lives to anti-transgender violence. There is no place for violence or hatred directed towards transgender people and today we join with the Trans community to remember.”

David Robson, Chair of the Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Forum said

“Given the hostility and constant attacks towards the Trans community over recent times, don’t underestimate the positive impact that this public display of support will have.

Many other councils across London, from all parties, should follow suit and stand shoulder to shoulder with our Trans siblings”