Transgender Day of Visibility
The International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an annual day of recognition, celebrated around the world on March 31st, which is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender and gender-expansive people, while simultaneously raising awareness of the work that is still needed to combat discrimination and violence.
The day of recognition was founded in 2009 by US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall, a licensed psychotherapist and the Executive Director of Transgender Michigan. TDOV was created both in reaction to the lack of LGBTQ+ days of recognition for the successes achieved by trans people, as well as the frustration that the only well-known transgender-centered day of recognition was the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR mourns the murders of transgender people, but doesn’t acknowledge and celebrate living members of the transgender community. TDOV is a much-needed day of empowerment, celebrating the lives and achievements of our transgender and gender-expansive loved ones.
As trans allies, TDOV gives us a once-a-year opportunity to spread the word that #TransLivesMatter. However, as allies, we need always look for opportunities to hold space for our trans loved ones, and celebrate and recognize their many accomplishments.
What can you do?
Here are resources from PFLAG National and our partners.
PFLAG Academy Online – learning sessions on demand
Something to Talk About Live – episodes on demand
- Fighting Misinformation and Anti-Trans Content Online
- Nearly 400,000 Trans Voters Face Disenfranchisement—Why?
- Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020
- The End of a Legacy: Pose
- Anti-Trans Legislation: What can Families and Allies Do?
- The AMA Opposes Anti-Trans Legislation: What Now?
- Anti-Trans Legislation and Intersex People
- Gender-Neutral Markers on Government Identification: Why Did it Take So Long?
- This National Hugging Day (January 21) Hug Your Trans and Nonbinary Loved Ones Tight
- July 14 is International Non-Binary People’s Day
- It’s Transgender Awareness Week!
- Nonbinary Students Feel Left Behind At School
- Our Trans Loved Ones
- Nuestros Seres Queridos Trans: Una Nueva Traducción al Español
- guide to being a trans ally (from our Straight for Equality program)
From our partners