Today is Trans Day of Visibility and here’s what you should know!
Trans Day of Visibility was created in 2009 by Rachel Crandall, a Michigan-based transgender activist and Director of Transgender Michigan.
Rachel shares that she wanted to create a day of celebration and empowerment for trans and gender-nonconforming people. Transgender Day of Remembrance is held annually on November 20, to memorialize the transgender people who lost their lives as a result of anti-transgender violence.
She shared she always felt very sad in the weeks following this day of remembrance, and wanted to start a day to positively reflect the trans community.
“I wanted a day that we can celebrate the living, and I wanted a day that all over the world we could be all together,” Rachel said.
A few things you can do to support trans-people is seek out transgender creators. So much of mainstream content does not include a wide variety of creators, and minority voices are not always fairly showcased.
Contact the local LGBTQ2S+ organization and see what they need, whether it’s volunteers, time or resources, there are many ways to be an ally.
Educate yourselves and be conscious and mindful of people’s pronoun’s.
Be kind and celebrate Trans Day of Visibility!
A few resources for trans allies: