Transgender Week of Awareness 2023

By November 8, 2023 Community Events, News

Transgender Week of Awareness runs from Monday 13 November to Sunday 19 November, followed by Transgender Day of Remembrance on Monday 20 November.

It’s a time to celebrate and empower our trans, non-binary and gender diverse whānau, and remember the trans people we’ve lost in the last year.

We know it’s been a tough year for our transgender, non-binary, irawhiti takatāpui and MVPFAFF+ communities, so it’s important for us to come together in solidarity, joy and remembrance.

OutLine has partnered with our friends at RainbowYOUTH to bring you two events this year. Join us for a clothing swap on Thursday 16 November, and a Transgender Day of Remembrance service on Monday 20 November.

Trans Week of Awareness Clothing Swap! Thursday 16th November 6pm-8pm. Revamp your wardrobe and clean out your closet in a safe and inclusive space! All leftover donations will go into our community wardrobe. RY Auckland Drop In Centre, 10 Abbey Street, Auckland CBD

Trans Week of Awareness Clothing Swap

Come along for a clothing swap hosted by RainbowYOUTH and the Auckland City Library, with support from OutLine Aotearoa and Koha Apparel!

Bring clothes you no longer vibe with and swap them out for something else. You don’t need to bring any on the day to participate, just be respectful.

Leftover clothing will go into RainbowYOUTH’s community wardrobe for young people to get gender affirming clothing in a safe and inclusive space without spending money.

The clothing swap will be held at the RY Auckland Drop-In Centre at 10 Abbey Street, Auckland CBD, from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 16 November.

Pink hand holding a pink candle on a background in the trans pride colours of pink and blue. Logos for OutLine (in the trans pride colours) and RainbowYOUTH. Text reads: “Transgender Day of Remembrance. Monday 20 November, 6.30pm, Māngere Arts Centre. Join us for a special remembrance service for the trans people we lost to violence in the past year. With guest speakers, candle lighting, kai and kōrero.”

Transgender Day of Remembrance Service

Transgender Day of Remembrance honours the memory of trans people around the world whose lives were taken in acts of anti-transgender violence. It is marked every year on 20 November, following Transgender Week of Awareness.

OutLine is hosting a remembrance service with guest speakers from Aotearoa’s trans communities. There will be an opportunity to light candles in remembrance, followed by a chance to connect with other trans folx over kai.

The service will be held from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Monday 20 November at Māngere Arts Centre, located at the corner of Bader Drive and Orly Avenue in Māngere, Auckland.

We hope the new location this year will make the service more inclusive and accessible for our trans, non-binary, irawhiti takatāpui and MVPFAFF+ communities.

This year’s service is brought to you by OutLine with support from our friends at RainbowYOUTH.

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