Observed on March 31, Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) is an international day of awareness and celebration built from decades of activism in response to the intentional exclusion of transgender people and voices in our culture and discourse. Transgender experiences expand and challenge our often limited models of gender, sex, and identity.
TDoV was founded by activist Rachel Crandall in 2009. Crandall was inspired by the fact that there was no holiday in existence dedicated to honoring the achievements and contributions of transgender people. At the time, the only major transgender-centered commemoration was the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which mourns the victims of hate crimes and violence, according to Queerhombolt.org, an online resource for the LGBTQ community.
“As we celebrate [TDoV], we must never forget those who still feel invisible even in their own communities and who may live every day with fear of discrimination or violence, and we must resolve to fight for a world where every transgender and non-binary person is respected and protected”
- Alphonso David, president of the LGBTQ advocacy group The Human Rights Campaign
Laith Ashley on transitioning and life as a model | British GQ
As part of British GQ's State of Man exploration, Laith Ashley tells about the ugly, contorted bigotry that follows a person of color born a different sex and why femininity is still part of being himself. Interview by Eve Barlow.
Volunteer With TransVisibility And Move The Vision Forward
Volunteers needed to help move the TransVisibility.org vision of global unity and acceptance forward. Bloggers, writers, assistant editors, and an executive editor positions are all available. So stop sitting on the sidelines and make a positive difference.
Exploratorium Hosts: After Dark Online: Transgender Day of Visibility
Scheduled for Apr 2, 2021
In this program, Exploratorium highlights transgender individuals in STEAM fields, offer cultural and scientific context for transgender experiences, and celebrate the diversity of human expression.