For most of you on the eastern side of the International Date Line, it's Monday, March 31. But today is also the International Transgender Day of Visibility.
Transgender Michigan Executive Director Rachel Crandall founded it on March 31, 2010 because she wanted to have a transgender community event that was the flipside of the TDOR memorials every November. Rachel's vision for the Trans Day of Visibility when she founded it four years ago was to focus on all the good things in the trans community, instead of just remembering those who were lost.
It also gives our trans community allies another day and event in which they can show and express their support for our community.
"The day of remembrance is exactly what it is. It remembers people who died," Crandall said. "This focuses on the living.
Since it's all about positive visibility of trans people, the TDOV is gaining traction in the trans community with a major assist from the Trans 100, which releases its list every March 31.
Happy International Transgender Day Of Visibility to you!