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Get Involved: Transgender Day of Visibility

In 2009, Rachel Crandall-Crocker, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Transgender Michigan, started the Transgender Day of Visibility to celebrate the lives of Transgender people around the world. 

Get Involved: Transgender Day of Visibility

by Katherine Durgin-Bruce

March 29, 2019

GLAAD defines transgender as “an umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth.” Crandall announced the creation of Transgender Day of Visibility as a day to celebrate the lives of Transgender people around the world and show support for the Transgender community.

Wondering what more you can do to support the transgender community? Start with these resources, then check out our interview with Scott Turner Schofield, a consultant, coach, and spokesperson on the topic of transgender inclusion.


A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir by Kate Bornstein
+ Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of Us by CN Lester
+ Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Trans (But Were Afraid to Ask) by Brynn Tannehill 



HRC Honors Transgender Day of Visibility, with resources about understanding and celebrating the transgender community
+ Trans Day of Visibility 2019: Celebrating authentic bodies
+ Inverse’s “Trans Day of Visibility: Activists Explain What It Means to ‘Be Seen’ in 2018
+ National Center for Transgender Equality


Scott Turner Schofield’s TED Talk: Ending Gender
+ Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle About a transgender Native Hawaiian who is a respected community leader.
+ Trans Day of Visibility’s youtube channel with a variety of resources
+ Guardian Live’s panel on “Being Transgender and Happy” 


HRC’s Welcoming Schools curriculum and resources
+ GLSEN’s Resources on Supporting Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Students


There are simple things you can do every day to support transgender and gender non-conforming people in your community, like asking people what name and pronoun they prefer. Lamda Legal has a great list of other things anyone can do.
+ Volunteer with the LGBT National Hotline and TransTeen line
+ In NYC, volunteer with the New York Transgender Advocacy Group



Illustration by Ultravirgo

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