International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) is marked each year on March 31, and the day is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society. Today, and every day, we support and celebrate our trans and non-binary members of our community. We see you, we support you, and we celebrate with you. We recognise your contributions to our King’s community.
The first International Transgender Day of Visibility was held on March 31, 2009, and it has increased in visibility each year. It was founded by Rachel Crandall-Crocker to honour trans people and is in contrast to the Autumn Trans Day of Remembrance which focuses on remembering the lives lost to acts of Transphobic violence/hate crime.
In an interview, Rachel has said “I was upset that the only day that we had was Transgender Day of Remembrance… I wanted a day when, rather than talking about those who passed away, we could talk about those of us who were alive. And I wanted a day that would bring together trans people from all over the world.”
For LGBTQ+ History Month, Proudly King’s celebrated a different Trans, non-binary or gender non-conforming person for each day of February. Take a look at the inspirational profiles on Proudly King’s Twitter here.
Show Your Support
You can show your support to trans colleagues on Trans Day of Visibility by:
- explore our LGBTQ+ Allyship tool kit.
- adding your pronouns on your signature and pledge to encourage the sharing of pronouns as part of meeting introductions.
- using an inclusive pride flag backdrop for your video calls on 31 March
- sign up for Trans Matter Training by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org