Celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility

31 March 2022

Every year, March 31st marks the International Transgender Day of Visibility, to celebrate transgender people worldwide and to increase awareness of the discrimination they face.

Transgender, or trans, is the umbrella term to describe people who identify as a different gender from the one they were assigned from birth.

There have been celebrations of Trans Day of Visibility all over twitter.

TED Talks tweeted the talk from Samy Nour Younes, who speaks of the long and vibrant history of the trans community. 
He said: Whenever people ask me why trans people are suddenly everywhere, I want to tell them that we’ve been here.”

Women’s health organisation Theramex tweeted that 41 percent of transgender and 31 percent of non-binary people experienced hate crime or incidents because of their gender identity in the last year, according yo Stonewall UK.

A tweet from Lukashi Shimoto said: ” Happy #transvisibility day please, please, please spread more awareness about this day, support transgender lives, your friends, celebrate them, show them some love, and honor them.”

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) supported the day, and said it celebrates transgender people and raises awareness of the discrimination they face.

An account named Papi Juice said: “Happy Trans Visibility Day. Never forget Marsha P. Johnson was one of the forefronts of the Stonewall riots. She is trans woman of colour, sex worker & homeless but she fought our rights.”

Written by Reanne Saagar

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