Transgender Day of Visibility or TDOV is an international day of awareness of the need for the contributions and existence of living transgender people to be made more visible. Each day serves a different purpose, and both days are important.
Transgender Day of Visibility is notably different than the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance in November, during which we mourn for and remember the lives we lose each year to anti-trans violence, in that we are meant to acknowledge and/or celebrate all of the amazing things that living transgender people contribute to our communities and our society.
Transgender Day of Visibility 2017 is March 31st. Triangle Community Center will celebrate with a series of happenings, culminating in a big TDOV reception at TCC on Sunday, April 9th from 4:30PM to 6:30PM. Next week, we will highlight the experiences and achievements of people in the local transgender community. We are currently accepting video submission and reservations to participate in a series of Facebook Live interview from individuals who identify anywhere under the transgender umbrella. To find out how to get involved, volunteer, or contribute your voice, reach out to Layne at Layne@ctpridecenter.org.
2017 will be Triangle Community Center's second annual TDOV celebration. At TCC's first TDOV event last year, more than 50 individuals showed up to TCC for a panel and reception, put together by and for individuals in the transgender community. Allies welcome! We look forward to celebrating #translives with you on TDOV and every day!
Check back next week as we highlight voices and accomplishments in the local transgender community, and check below for further links, ways to contribute to transgender visibility, and more.
Check out the CT Rally for Trans Youth event on Facebook.
Sign up to ride for free to the rally event with TCC here.
Check out our Celebrate #TransLives event on Facebook. RSVP, share, and like!
To check out The Trans 100 lists and more of the amazing work that transgender people contribute to our communities and our world, visit http://www.thetrans100.com/.
To participate in #TransCrowdFund, check out this Twitter stream.
To check out Wikipedia's list of notable transgender individuals throughout history, visit this Wiki page.
Would you like to read more about Transgender Day of Visibility? Visit TSER's website for history, statistics, and other details.
Would you like to get involved with TCC's Transgender Day of Visibility 2017 efforts? Contact Layne at Layne@ctpridecenter.org.