Each year on March 31, the Human Rights Campaign honors International Transgender Day of Visibility, a time to celebrate transgender and non-binary people around the globe and acknowledge the courage it takes to live openly and authentically. HRC & other advocates also mark the day by raising awareness around discrimination and violence that trans people face.
HRC estimates that there are more than 2 million transgender people across the United States. We are parents, siblings and kids. We are your coworkers, your neighbors and your friends. We are 7-year-old children and 70-year-old grandparents. We are a diverse community, representing all racial and ethnic backgrounds as well as all faith traditions.
TDOV allows us all to honor the joy and resilience of transgender people everywhere. It allows the unique voices and identities of all trans people to be elevated and celebrated. It is through the power of human connection and understanding that we can create real change in the world.
While we recognize our gains as a community this TDOV, we also know there is much more work to be done. Transgender and non-binary people continue to face legislative and executive attacks across the United States as well as an ongoing epidemic of violence against transgender and non-binary people, especially against Black and Brown transgender women. Today, on TDOV, and every day, we celebrate all trans people everywhere while helping others learn more about the trans experience to combat hate, discrimination and misinformation.
Check out our TDOV-related sources below. Click here to learn more about the trans community.
TDOV is more about more than sharing resources and celebratory words; this is about taking action, fighting back and showing up in a real way for trans people at every chance you get. This is about turning our solidarity into our collective power, not speaking for but putting in the work with the community to advance justice.
Together, we can transform the world.