The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is observed annually and internationally on 20 November to remember the victims, who have been killed as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to the threatening situation of the transgender community. Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex.
The International Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 as a web-based project. Typically, during the TDoR memorials, the participants read the name of those, who lost their lives during the year.
The European Union respect the rights of the LGBT community, and its Member States are considered as the most gay-friendly countries.
Spain and Netherlands have the highest number of gay people in the world. Spain legalised the marriage of same-sex couples as early as 2005. The Spanish lifestyle is 100% tolerant and gay people are accepted in the society. In the meantime, members of the LGBT community can move to Spain through the Golden Visa Program for investors.
Jackie Onassis made Mykonos trendy in the 1970s, and since then gays love the Mediterranean island. Skiathos and Athens are the other centres of LGBTQ life, and there is no danger for the transgender people. The island of Lesbos (Mytilini), the birthplace of the lesbian poet Sappho, became a place of pilgrimage for lesbians.
Portugal is another example among the EU Member States, regarding gay-rights. Only eight years after the end of the Salazar's dictatorship, the Portuguese people became not only more tolerant, but the society approved the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1982. Even the Constitution bans discrimination based on sexual orientation. Now, Portugal is one of those nations, which recognised the marriage of same-sex couples and gay couples can adopt children not only jointly, but even as individuals. Transsexual people can change their sex and name through a simplified process, under the Law of Gender Identity. Not just gay people enjoy the safe life in Lisbon, but the bohemian Bairro Alto and the beautiful Principe Real neighbourhoods also became a lively hot-spot for LGBTQ oriented businesses. If you consider moving to Portugal, click here for more information!
Malta is also a safe haven for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Even Adrian Delia, the leader of the Nationalist Party, laid a wreath at the Love Monument and the flag at "Partido Nacionalista" headquarters was also flown at half mast on the Transgender Remembrance Day.
There is another vital information on the gay rights in Malta. The tiny island-nation offers the most substantial legal and political protections for the LGBTQ community, according to the report of the EU and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) human rights group. (https://www.ilga-europe.org/sites/default/files/2017/full_annual_review.pdf)