International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual holiday occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. The holiday was founded by Michigan-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of LGBT holidays celebrating transgender people, citing the frustration that the only well-known transgender-centered holiday was the Transgender Day of Remembrance which mourned the loss of transgender people to hate crimes, but did not acknowledge and celebrate living members of the transgender community.
This year, trans people all around the world will be showing their pride by posting selfies, videos and other media.
#TDOV #TransSelfieDay and #TransDayofVisibility will be used and all of those who fall under the Trans umbrella including but not limited to trans women and men, genderqueer and non-binary folks, all those who are agender, bigender, two-spirit, neutrois, intersex, trans feminine, trans masculine, genderfluid and/or gender non-conforming.
Make sure to use other trans-specific hashtags too.
Celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility today! Shout-outs and support if you’re transgender, genderqueer, nonbinary, or however you choose to identify!
Taking a moment to look at those stats is really chilling. I do wish that especially for today, there would be another infographic along with it, though: celebrating the accomplishments, developments, and improvements in trans visibility and rights over recent years! So let’s remember how far we’ve come, as well as where we want to go.