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International Transgender Day of Visibility

Today is the sixth annual International Transgender Day of Visibility. It’s a celebration that organizers TSER say “aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community.” And this year’s theme, “More Than Visibility,” emphasizes that fight.

More Than Visibility (#MoreThanVisibility). This recognizes that while visibility is important, we must take direct action against transphobia around the world. Visibility is not enough alone to bring transgender liberation. Some people experience violence due to their visibility and some others don’t want to be visible. However, we can use visibility as a vital tool for transgender justice.

TSER provides a list of events worldwide. Feel free to add other TDoV observances in comments, and I’ll link to more events, contributions, and commentary here as they come up.

5 thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility

  1. I would like to point out that International Transgender Day of Visibility was founded by Michigan-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall in [2009] as a reaction to the lack of LGBT holidays celebrating transgender people.

    1. Yes! Thank you for pointing that out. I really did mean to include it. Trans Student Educational Resource stepped in in 2013, but it all started with Rachel Crandall with Transgender Michigan.

  2. Omg!

    Mods, please delete that video, I accidentally copied it from another website, it has nothing to do with my comment.

    So so sorry!

    1. I actually have no idea why that’s happening! The video is just showing up everywhere you write “2009.” It’s happening to me, too. Let me look into that.

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