Transgender Day of Visibility
March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility.
On this day we are dedicated to honoring and celebrating the resilience and accomplishments of the transgender community, including non-binary, agender, genderqueer and gender fluid folx.
This celebration is important because often when we talk about the trans community it can from a negative perspective, focusing on the myriad ways that trans folx face transphobia, violence and prejudice.
These things do exist, AND there is so much more to trans people’s lives, experiences, and contributions.
It is just as important to talk about and celebrate trans joy and trans excellence. This was the reason that Rachel Crandall, a US transgender activist founded this day in 2009.
So in that vein, here are a few accomplishments from the past year:
In August of 2021, Canadian soccer player Quinn becomes the first out trans and non-binary to win an Olympic gold medal.
In December 2021, Amy Schneider, a trans woman, made Jeopardy! History by surpassing the $1 million in winnings.
In January 2022, Ivory Aquino, who is trans, was cast to play the first trans character in a DC Comics live action movie.
In January 2022, actress Mj Rodriquez, made history as the first trans actress to receive a Golden Globe, for her role in the trans centric show Pose.
In February 2022, LGBTQIA+ activist, Fausto Martinez, becomes the first person in Mexico to receive a non-binary marker on their birth certificate.
So let’s celebrate the wins and the accomplishments, AND if you want to learn more about how to fight anti-trans legislation check out the https://freedomforallamericans.org/legislative-tracker and www.aclu.org/legislation-affecting-lgbtq-rights-across-country