INTERNATIONAL TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY - March 31

International Transgender Day of Visibility - March 31

INTERNATIONAL TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY

International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31st raises awareness about transgender rights. The day also recognizes the accomplishments of transgender and non-binary people and highlights the work that still needs to be done to achieve equality.

Transgender and non-binary people are those who identify with a gender different from the one they were assigned at birth. In recent years, the transgender community has faced discrimination in various areas, including school, employment, and housing. The day encourages people to share their trans and non-binary stories and to support the trans community in their commitment to equality and acceptance.

The observance also recognizes those who’ve advocated for change and supported the trans community. It’s an opportunity to break down barriers and improve relationships among all genders.

HOW TO OBSERVE #TransgenderDayOfVisibility

  • Learn about what it means to be transgender.
  • Help break down barriers with education and understanding.
  • Share your stories and explore the history of gender identity.
  • Read about transgender history in books like Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman by Leslie Feinberg.
  • Watch The Trans List featuring stories about celebrities and public figures who are trans and non-binary.
  • Visit GLAAD for information and resources.
  • Use #TransgenderDayOfVisibility to join the conversation on social media.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY

Activists first observed Transgender Day of Visibility in 2014. The following year a social media campaign increased support for the day. President Joe Biden proclaimed International Transgender Day of Visibility in 2021 to be observed on March 31st.