It got its start in 2009 because its founder, Rachel Crandall, believed we needed a day that was the polar opposite on the TDOR that focused on the folks who are living and our community successes.
It is only because we have come out of the shadows, told our stories and gotten more politically active is why we have made the societal progress that we have made and the hatemongers see us as a threat worthy of spending millions to oppress.
Trans rights are human rights. They know it, we know it, and we have the facts and the moral high ground in this human rights struggle.
No, boo boo kitties. Black trans folks exist. Gender variant people have been around as long as humanity has existed and live on nearly every continent ,including on the African continent where humanity started,
We aren't going away.
So stand tall, be proud and when you're comfortable to do so, be visible.