International Transgender Day of Visibility

Sat, 31 Mar 2018

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  • Type of event: Day of Significance
    Description: International Transgender Day of Visibility

    International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual day occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. The holiday was founded by US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall of Michigan in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of LGBT holidays celebrating 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. The first International Transgender Day of Visibility was held on March 31, 2009. It has since been spearheaded by the U.S.-based youth advocacy organization Trans Student Educational Resources

    In 2014, the day was observed by activists across the world — including in Ireland and in Scotland.]