Today is Trans Day of Visibility, an annual day to celebrate and highlight the accomplishments of our trans, gender nonbinary, and gender diverse communities across the world.
In 2009 Rachel Crandall-Crocker, a trans Michigan-based psychotherapist, held the first Trans Day of Visibility, calling for a day to honor our trans siblings while alive. Crandall-Crocker was upset that the only international day used to center trans communities was Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to mourn those who passed away, or were taken away from our communities by violence.
Therefore, today — Trans Day of Visibility — is a day to celebrate! It is a day to highlight and show our love to all the beautiful trans people in our lives and their resilience in the movement. It is a day to remind trans, gender nonbinary, and gender diverse people that we see them, we love them, and that they are a big part of our community.
Our Trans Immigrant Project will be highlighting our leaders across Make the Road NY’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts today. Please help us elevate the joy in their journeys by reposting them in your accounts. Download our social media toolkit here to share directly!
Today we renew our commitment to ending criminalization and detention, and to expanding access to permanent affordable housing and affirming health care. We will keep fighting for protections from discrimination and violence in all industries and forms of employment. And we commit to fighting for the freedom and liberation of ALL trans communities, particularly Black and brown transwomen here and in the global south.