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Transgender Day of Visibility: March 31, 2018

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Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual, international event celebrated annually on March 31st. Its purpose is to raising awareness of the discrimination transgender people face and to celebrate transgender lives and culture. It was founded in 2009 by Rachel Crandall, a trans activist from Michigan. She was frustrated with the fact that the only known trans holiday was Transgender Day of Remembrance, which mourns the deaths of transgender people throughout the year. Crandall saw a need for a day which acknowledges those of us who are living. The first TDoV was celebrated on March 31st and has since expanded to countries all over the globe.  TSER- Trans Student Educational Resources, a youth advocacy organization, has worked to bring awareness to the event since then.


TDoV is a day that encourages us to go out and be seen. It allows us to show that we are valid members of society that are capable of contributing our part in a variety of ways. We exist in all parts of life.…