International Transgender Day of Visibility

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2021 DateMarch 31, 2021
2022 DateMarch 31, 2022
International Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility History

International Transgender Day of Visibility seeks to raise awareness about the work that is still needed to save trans lives. This day aims to recognize the accomplishments and achievements of transgender and non-conforming people. The Trans Student Educational Resources website emphasizes that this day is one for empowerment and acknowledgement.

International Transgender Day of Visibility was established in 2010 by the head of Transgender Michigan, Rachel Crandall. Crandall founded the day to celebrate the trans community and transgender people’s successes. This day is observed annually on March 31st.

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International Transgender Day of Visibility Facts

  • According to the human rights campaign, there are more than 2 million transgender people across the U.S.
  • According to the human rights campaign, 3 out of every 10 adults in the U.S personally know someone who is transgender.
  • According to the human rights campaign, support for trans rights increased from 25% in 2014 to 62% in 2019. Despite this progess, people in the trans community still face stigma. Days like International Transgender Day of Visibility help remove stigma and promote acceptance of trans people and the trans community.

International Transgender Day of Visibility Top Events and Things to Do

  • Browse trans-related infographics that target different questions or aspects within the trans community.
  • Learn about definitions and terms so that you may better familiarize yourself with queer and trans language. Tolerance comes from understanding. It requires effort and a willingness to accept change.
  • Better your understanding and empathy by watching a film or documentary that explores the lives of transgender people. Here are our suggestions:
    Disclosure (2020)
    Transhood (2020)
    The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019)

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