TDOR 2020

For those of you who were unable to attend and might like to view our TDOR 2020 program, here is the recorded event in its entirety.


Due to Covid restrictions, the 2020 event will be entirely remote. Please stay safe, and join as you are willing and able.

As you enter the Zoom Space, please be respectful of netiquette:

Please mute yourself as you enter. The chat will be open, and there is a possibility that hosts may be able to create breakout rooms, but please be respectful of the space you are entering.

Absolutely no hate speech in the chat; this is fully at the discretion of our hosts. This is a place of love and respect; we absolutely understand and honor the anger that many feel in response to these numbers and the current social climate but we will not tolerate stigmatizing mental illness, sex work, substance use, socioeconomic status, or other topics that contribute to violent trans deaths. This is an honoring of lives, and we ask that you be mindful of the energy you bring into this space. Please punch up instead of down.

The chat is being moderated by volunteers, so please be respectful. Moderators will promptly remove any participants who threaten the energy and intention of the space.

Please treat the Zoom space as you would a physical event.


6:00- Opening slide show, time for people to enter and get settled

6:10- Invocation by Sister Angela Merici

6:15: Introduction by Astro Pittman


Elayne Wylie

Elayne Wylie (She/Her) is Gender Justice League’s first Board Chair, currently serving as the Co-Executive Director at GJL. She is a long time Seattle trans civil & human rights activist and trans community fixture. She is also a professionally trained and seasoned film producer. Elayne Wylie started her local activism in 2007, focusing on peer support groups and workplace equality for trans people. Her work in the region spanned serving in volunteer and board member capacity in Ingersoll Gender Center, Out & Equal Seattle, Seattle Pride, Out In Front Seattle, and Camp Ten Trees. She helped found GJL in 2012, providing leadership and support for both federal grant work and in producing Trans Pride Seattle. She served as the first Board Chair, and took on the roles of Operations and Development Director, moving on to Deputy Director before taking on her lead role.

Ms. Julia D’Poon Hemingway

Lakota Sioux Two Spirit, Dudeist Priest, VietNam Veteran USAF Captain, Graduate Tulane University, Social Worker-Retired, Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Executive Chef-Retired, Community Activist-LGBTQ/Homeless Veterans/Trans Youth, President Sisters of The Mother House Of Washington.

Nicole Lynn Perry

Nicole is a black trans woman originally from Dallas. She served in the Marine Corps for 5 years. She has been part of various activism movements including fighting the bathroom bills and for immigrants rights in Texas. After moving to Seattle, Nicole has been part of protests against the trans military ban and movements for the Black trans community in Seattle.


Morgan and Astro will read the names of those lost to trans violence this year in the US, accompanied by a slide show. Please honor this time as works for you in whatever space you are in, by lighting candles or simply sitting in contemplation.

Closing Benediction by Sister Angela Merici

The room will remain open following programming as needed; if participants wish to be moved into breakout rooms hosts will remain active to do so. Feel free to use this time to interact as a community.

Zoom info:

Topic: Seattle Trans Day of Remembrance Time: Nov 20, 2020 05:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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