Thursday, March 31, 2022, marks the 13th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of trans and gender-nonconforming people while raising awareness of the work still needed to save trans lives.

TDOV was founded in 2009 by transgender activist Rachel Crandall, who was motivated by the fact that there was no holiday in existence dedicated to honoring the achievements and contributions of trans people. At the time, the only major transgender-centered commemoration was the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which serves several purposes including publicly mourning and honoring the lives of trans brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten.

For trans allies, TDOV serves as a yearly reminder of the fact that trans lives matter. 

We need always to look for opportunities to hold space for our trans loved ones, and celebrate and recognize their many accomplishments—on this day and, more importantly, year-round.

CELEBRATE TRANS TRAILBLAZERS

Nonbinary and trans people have always been here, not least in every recorded society from the ancient world onwards.

You are likely familiar with the names Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Take the time to learn about these iconic trans trailblazers as well as the next steps in learning, celebrating and sharing the stories and contributions of other trans and gender-nonconforming people with your friends, family and colleagues. The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has a great series of videos to help you on this journey to amplify trans voices. 

NEW! Join Logo and trans activist Raquel Willis for a 3-part series March 29 – 31 as they uplift the voices of trans youth, celebrate trans joy, expression, and the beauty and diversity of their experiences. 

ACTIONS FOR TRANS ALLIES

More than 300 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in 2022 alone. This is a pivotal moment to recommit to being an ally to our trans loved ones year-round.

NEW! Watch the recap of our Instagram Live conversation with Michael D. Cohen and voices from PFLAG National, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), and Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) from Monday, March 28, 2022, counting down to Trans Day of Visibility and hear how we can celebrate and show up for our trans loved ones year-round.

NEW! Join us for a TDOV-inspired episode of Something to Talk About LIVE this Thursday, March 31 starting at 4:30 PM ET / 1:30 PM PT as we welcome Maria Montaño, the first openly trans woman to serve as Press Secretary for the city of Pittsburgh, and Reverend Debra Hopkins, a proud trans woman of color and licensed non-denominational minister. 

Sign up to celebrate our trans loved ones and show up for them all year round.

Do you have harmful legislation currently moving through the Legislature in your state? Take direct action to help trans communities near you and across the country.

NEW! Use graphics and language from PFLAG National's TDOV social media toolkit to share on your social media that you celebrate our trans loved ones all year round. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR TRANS ALLIES