Every year on March 31st, we recognize Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV).
From TDOV.org: “TDOV is a day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community. Unlike Transgender Day of Remembrance, this is not a day for mourning: this is a day of empowerment and getting the recognition trans people deserve! The 2017 TDOV theme is trans resistance (#TransResistance). In the increasingly transphobic global political climate, we must use our newfound visibility to mobilize trans people against oppression. Speaking out, taking direct action, and educating others is critical to our safety and wellbeing. This recognizes that while visibility is important, we must take action against transphobia. Visibility is not enough alone to bring transgender liberation. However, we can use visibility as a vital tool for transgender justice.”
In light of the recent violence towards and homicides of transgender women of color in particular, it is important we recognize this important day by celebrating the lives of our transgender staff, patients and community members. In keeping with the theme of #TransResistance, Callen-Lorde recommits our mission to address transphobia, transmisogyny, racism and violence both inside and outside of our doors.
The week of March 27th, we’ll be tabling with free, empowering TGNC resources, giveaways and more, including a t-shirt giveaway contest from Trans is Beautiful! Stop by to get involved and show your support.
For more information on Transgender Day of Visibility please click www.tdov.org