The BCIT Student Association held a moment of silence to commemorate the transgender, non-binary, Two Spirit, and gender-variant people around the world who have been murdered by anti-transgender violence.
They held an educational table in SE2 and NE1 to answer questions people may have about transgender issues.
Chair of the BCIT Pride Committee, Trina Prince asked everyone in BCIT’s Great Hall to participate in a 30 second silence to remember those who were murdered in the past year because of their gender identity. According to the Transgender Day of Awareness website, the number of people killed was 369 from October 2017 to the end of September this year. Before the moment of silence, they read out the names of some of the people who have been murdered, accompanied by an educational video on violence against the transgender community.
This graph tracks the murders of members in the transgender community over the last three years