International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on 31st March dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society.
The day was founded by US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall of Michigan in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of LGBT recognition of transgender people, citing the frustration that the only well-known transgender-centered holiday was the Transgender Day of Remembrance which mourned the murders of transgender people, but did not acknowledge and celebrate living members of the transgender community. The first International Transgender Day of Visibility was held on 31st March 2009.
This is a day to elevate the voices of trans people and raise awareness about the challenges they face.
To mark this date four amazing YouTubers share their experiences of being trans in different parts of the world.
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Thank you Tony for publicising this special day for the Trans community.
For anyone who is interested I had my statement and photo on the LGBT Foundation website for TDoV, which was posted yesterday on Face Book by them and is now on my timeline…on FB I am Pauline Smith. Here is my comment >>
“Being trans is not a choice it is the way we are. As a mature trans woman I want to show the younger generations of trans people that you can stand proud and be who you are. The Trans Day of Visibility is only one day when I am proud to be who and what I am, comfortable being the person that I am now. It is however a special day when I can show the world that I am proud to be trans.”