Human Rights Campaign Celebrates Trans Joy on Trans Day of Visibility 2024

by Jarred Keller

HRC Celebrates the Vibrance, Diversity, and Resilience of the Trans Community

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, honors Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). Held annually on March 31, TDOV celebrates transgender and non-binary people worldwide living openly and authentically while raising awareness around the discrimination and violence they still face.

From significant milestones to small victories every moment of trans joy serves as a testament to the strength and perseverance of the trans community. Whether it's the simple act of embracing one's true self, feeling seen and respected in your authenticity, achieving personal goals, or forging connections within allied communities, each instance of trans joy is a defiance against the forces of bigotry and intolerance. HRC’s Trans Justice Initiative aids in cultivating trans joy by creating programs that bring visibility to the stories of trans advocates who are not only surviving, but thriving. The ELEVATE, MOTIVATE, ACTIVATE and ELÉVATE programs, which focus on BIPOC trans and non-binary leaders, help trans advocates harness their power and embolden them to continue pushing for a better tomorrow at a grassroots and national level.

“Trans Day of Visibility is a day to celebrate the beauty and resilience of our dynamic community,” said HRC’s Trans Justice Initiative Director, Tori Cooper. “Trans people are powerful, we are joyous, and we’re not going anywhere. Through our ELEVATE and ACTIVATE programs, HRC amplifies the voices of those often overlooked and empowers those within the trans community to live as visibly as possible. Developing the next generation of trans advocates and sharing the stories of those fighting for equality helps ensure our trans siblings know they are seen, respected, and loved–on TDOV and every day.”

Tori Cooper, Human Rights Campaign, Trans Justice Initiative Director

On this day of celebrating the power and visibility of transgender and non-binary individuals, we also mourn the loss of countless trans siblings who have endured violence and harassment, including those we have lost in 2024: Righteous TK “Chevy” Hill, Diamond Brigman, Kitty Monroe, and Nex Benedict, who was only 16 years old when they lost their life.

“In honoring and celebrating Trans Day of Visibility, we also recommit ourselves to doing everything in our power to protect the trans community. The orchestrated assault on transgender rights poses a direct threat to the well-being of trans individuals, a sobering reality that demands immediate action and intervention,” said Human Rights Campaign President Kelley Robinson. “At HRC, we will never stop fighting against anti-equality legislation, nor will we waiver in seeking justice and lifting up the stories of those we have lost. HRC envisions a world where the trans community is embraced for its extraordinary spirit, not ostracized for it. That is why it’s essential to honor trans individuals not for the circumstances of their passing, but for the richness of their lives and the positive impact they had on those around them.”

Kelley Robinson, Human Rights Campaign President

To learn more about the Human Rights Campaign’s work on transgender equality, including the work done by its Transgender Justice Initiative, visit

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