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☞   Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20)

This is an archive of prayers composed for or relevant to the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual event occurring on November 20th. Founded in 1999 to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester, a transgender woman in Allston, Massachusetts, it has slowly evolved into an international day of action. By 2010, the Transgender Day of Remembrance was observed in over one hundred and eighty-five cities throughout more than twenty countries.

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For prayers composed for or relevant to the International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31st, go here.

תפילה להפך – מאבן בֹחן | Prayer for Transformation, from the poem “Even Boḥan” by Rabbi Ḳalonymus ben Ḳalonymus ben Meir (1322 C.E.)

A prayer by רבי קלונימוס בן קלונימוס Kalonymus ben Kalonymus that appears in his poem ספר אבן בוחן, יג Even Boḥan (§13), describing the author’s wish to have been born a Jewish woman. . . .