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Transgender Day of Remembrance, Oxford

Since 1999 20 November has been designated as Transgender Day of Remembrance, when people who have been murdered as a result of transphobia are remembered and  attention is drawn to people who still suffer from transphobia.  In England the Day seems to be marked mainly in university cities.

On 20 November 2020 people gathered in Radcliffe Square, Oxford, tied placards and posters to the railings of the Radcliffe Camera, and left flowers at the base of the railing.

The photographs here were taken on 12 December, more than three weeks after the Day of Remembrance, when the flowers, mainly almost uniform bunches of chrysanthemums, still looked remarkably fresh.

Addendum:  Although it was reported that people gathered for a Transgender Day of Remembrance Day Vigil in Radcliffe Square on 20 November 2021, no flowers were left on the site when it was visited on 10 December.

Updated 11 December 2021.

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