Gracious and loving God, you made all of humankind in your image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: On this International Transgender Day of Remembrance, we remember those who were killed because of their all-encompassing humanity; help us to overcome our anger and our fear of those whose lives move beyond our binary definitions; draw us closer to the mystery and complexity of your infinite creativity and creation; teach us to look upon all of God’s children with love and compassion, that we may all live in safety and in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Rev. Marie A. Tatro,
Vicar for Community Justice Ministry,
The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
Monday, November 20th is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. More information on TDOR here.