Trans Day of Visibility
Artwork: We Survive so We Can Thrive by Art Twink with Trans Student Wellness Initiative at UC Berkeley.
March 31st marks Trans Day of Visibility – a day dedicated to both uplifting trans and gender non-conforming folks’ accomplishments, and bringing awareness to the systemic barriers trans/GNC people still face. We know that visibility does not keep trans and gender non-conforming people safe. If anything, it is those who are most visible, especially trans feminine people of color, who are often most at risk of institutional and interpersonal violence. And, we know that if we don’t make visible our barriers and our accomplishments, others will define – and often mis define – them for us.
Today we celebrate trans and GNC communities, and recommit to recognizing trans leadership and fighting for trans safety.
Looking to read others’ reflections on TDOV?
- Read and contribute to FORGE’s Trans Day Of Visibility Content
- Transforming Generations is creating a Trans Day of Visibility zine. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy, with subject line “TDOV Zine”
- Read stories from local community members collected by OutFront MN for TDOV 2020
Looking to learn more about TDOV and how you can show up for the trans community?
- Follow and take part in Raquel Willis and Chase Strangio’s Transgender Week of Visibility and Action
- Read the Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs’ “10 Things You Can Do For Transgender Day of Visibility”
- Reach out to the Division of Race and Equity at RaceEquity@minneapolismn.gov to get involved with the Trans Equity Summit or other initiatives, or join a Transgender Equity Council meeting
Please know, no matter what, that you are not alone.