Held annually on March 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility is a time to celebrate transgender and non-binary people around the globe and acknowledge the courage it takes to live openly and authentically. Advocates also use the day to raise awareness around discrimination and violence that trans people still face. As we celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility, we must never forget those who still feel invisible even in their own communities and fear discrimination or violence could lurk around any corner, and we must resolve to fight for a world where every transgender and non-binary person is respected and protected.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance TDOR is held in November each year to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender, each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people. The list of deaths available at www.
International Transgender Day of Visibility TDOV is an annual event occurring on March 31   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  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. It has since been spearheaded by the U.
To mark International Transgender Day of Visibility, Amnesty International asked two activists from the Dominican Republic and Pakistan to share stories of the struggles they have faced. The discussion between them is a mark of how solidarity can bring immense comfort and strength in challenging circumstances. Nairovi: I had a terrible childhood.
Every year on March 31, the world recognizes Transgender Day of Visibility by honoring and celebrating the achievements of transgender people while raising awareness of the ongoing work toward equality for all. To that end, we remain fiercely committed to fulfilling our mission for a just society in which everyone can live freely as who they are. GLAD is proud to honor the voices and experiences of transgender individuals and their families courageousely fighting against discrimination, and helping realize that mission.
There is value in both the visible and the invisible. It was founded in by Rachel Crandalla licensed psychotherapist specializing in transgender issues. The purpose of TDoV is to recognize the accomplishments of transgender and gender non-conforming people as well as bring attention to their continued struggles.
Every March 31st, it aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people everywhere while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading understanding of trans people. Unlike Transgender Day of Remembrance, this is not a day for mourning: this is a day to be empowered and give the recognition trans folks deserve! Learn more about TDOV here.
Transgender people come from all walks of life. We are your coworkers, family and neighbors. We are 7-year-old children and we are year-old grandparents.
The day is marked with events in places around the world as trans and gender non-conforming GNC people come together to celebrate being trans and what it means to be seen. The issue of transgender visibility is complex and in a state of massive evolution. Despite historical examples of gender rebelsexperiences outside of a cisgender binary have often been erased — sometimes intentionally.
Transgender Day of Remembrance TDOR is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. You can read more about the Transgender Day of Remembrance below, and find out how you can participate. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester's death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost.