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
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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