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Transgender Day of Visibility

Posted March 30, 2016

March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility. For those of you unfamiliar with this day of celebration, here are important things to know about it, courtesy of Trans Student Educational Resources. Also, check out 10 Things You Can Do For Transgender Day of Visibility.

What is Transgender Day of Visibility?
TDOV is a day to show your support for the trans community, aiming to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community. Unlike Transgender Day of Remembrance, this is not a day for mourning: this is a day of empowerment and getting the recognition trans people deserve!

When is TDOV?
TDOV is on March 31st every year!

Where is TDOV?
Everywhere! We encourage you to create panels, talk to friends, and spread knowledge about the trans community no matter where you are!

What is this year's theme?
More Than Visibility (#MoreThanVisibility). This recognizes that while visibility is important, we must take direct action against transphobia around the world. Visibility is not enough alone to bring transgender liberation. Some people experience violence due to their visibility and some other don't want to be visible. However, we can use visibility as a vital tool for transgender justice. 

Who started TDOV?
Rachel Crandall, the head of Transgender Michigan, created in TDoV in 2010 to celebrate the trans community in a positive light. Read more about it here. Since 2013, Trans Student Educational Resources has taken over most social media, promotion, and outreach for TDOV

Why is Trans visibility important?
Read this infographic to learn more about why visibility is vital for the transgender community.