Transgender Day of Visibility

Today’s International Transgender Day of Visibility. Started last year as a movement on Facebook, the goal of today is to increase visibility and celebrate transgender identity:

“I went on Facebook and I was thinking… whenever I hear about our community, it seems to be from Remembrance Day which is always so negative because it’s about people who were killed,” [Rachel] Crandall, who heads up Transgender Michigan, recalled. “So one night I couldn’t sleep and I decided why don’t I try to do something about that.

“I thought, ‘why doesn’t someone do it?’ Then I thought, ‘why isn’t that someone me?'” –PrideSource

You can learn more about it at PrideSource and TransGriot.

Some are celebrating the day online by sharing their thoughts and experiences, while others are taking it into real life by hosting rallies, fashion shows, and other events. There’s also a Facebook event page for today for folks to keep track of what’s going on where.

Be sure to share your events and posts there, but also feel free to do the same in the comments to let us know how you’re celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility.

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3 comments for “Transgender Day of Visibility

  1. Nicole
    March 31, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Hooray Transgender Day of Visibility. Don’t think I had heard about this before. Hope it becomes more prominent and people will stop doing the silly fun events on Transgender Day of Remembrance when we remember those that have been killed. It really is a rather inappropriate time for that sprt pf thing but a lot of GSAs don’t really seem to get it.

  2. Paula
    March 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Happy Transgender Day of Visibility to all my trans friends and loves!

  3. March 31, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Yay!! I am in the process of opening my Karate school in Point Richmond, California. I am a Transsexual and Karate sensei and very proud to be so. This is a good day for us all

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