March 31st is International Trans Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate trans excellence and achievement while raising awareness of the continued marginalization faced by trans folks in our communities. Founded in 2009 by Michigan-based trans activist Rachel Crandell and now observed globally, International Trans Day of Visibility is an opportunity to celebrate progress, honour trans folks locally and around the world, and to renew our commitment to the continued fight for dignity, equity and the elimination of transphobia in our communities.
We have a long way to go in this fight, and so we also acknowledge that visibility is not possible for all trans folks, many of whom cannot be visible for reasons of personal safety and wellbeing. On International Trans Day of Visibility, we celebrate all trans folks whether or not they are able to be visible at this time. You are valid, and you are valued.
Please join The AIDS Network today in celebration of our trans friends and neighbors, and in renewed commitment to end transphobia. Happy Trans Day of Visibility!