Today, OUT Georgia Business Alliance honors Transgender Day of Remembrance for what has been the deadliest year on record for our Transgender and Gender Non-conforming community.
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.
According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), 2020 has seen at least 37 transgender and gender non-conforming people violently killed, more than any other year since HRC began tracking this data in 2013. HRC has now tracked more than 200 deaths since 2013.
“Our chamber represents the full LGBTQ+ spectrum, and it’s critically important that we stand proud with our TGNC community,” said Petrina Bloodworth, OUT Georgia’s Immediate Past President.
“As our organization continuously improves how we embrace, serve, and show up for our trans and gender non-conforming siblings, know that we do so to fight the dangers and disproportional challenges still faced at home, in public, and in the workplace.”
OUT Georgia Business Alliance stands tall with Georgia’s TGNC siblings, and we are committed to improving how we serve and support you moving into 2021 and beyond.
About OUT Georgia Business Alliance
OUT Georgia Business Alliance proudly serves as Georgia’s only LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of Commerce.
Since 1994, OUT Georgia Business Alliance (formerly the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) has served the LGBTQ+ and Allied business community by advocating for the most inclusive and equitable business environment; providing support and resources to fuel economic growth; and driving meaningful community connections and impact across the State of Georgia.
OUT Georgia Business Alliance is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and is a proud affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact us at OUTGeorgia.org or info@OUTGeorgia.org.