Today, transgender and non-binary people around the world will recognize International Transgender Visibility Day With transgender visibility in US at an all-time high in politics, media and sports, today is a day to allies and defenders to come forward and show their support
Transgender Day of Visibility (or TDOV) was founded in 2009 by Rachel Crandall, a Michigan-based transgender activist and Executive Director of Transgender Michigan It was launched as an awareness day to celebrate the successes of transgender and gender non-conforming people and is an important day for the LGBTQ community.
While Transgender Day of Remembrance (or TDOR) is held annually on November 20 to commemorate transgender people who have lost their lives as a result of anti-transgender violence, TDOV is a day dedicated to honoring and empowering the transgender and transgender life non-binary people
Today illustrates the importance of transgender representation in the world, especially as transgender and gender non-conforming people face risks on a daily basis. According to a recent Gallup poll, 113% of LGBT adults identify as transgender, but when it comes to media portrayal, there are only 29 transgender characters in the originals that air in prime time, cable and streaming, according to media organization GLAAD For the third year in a row, the GLAAD Studios Responsibility Index also did not report any transgender characters in a major film
Here’s why it’s important: Recent polls show that a quarter of people in the United States say they know a transgender person personally, meaning the majority of Americans learn more about the transgender community from what they know. see in entertainment media For this reason, says GLAAD, it is imperative that the entertainment media are right when they talk about transgender stories.
Find Transgender Creator Stories Find authentic stories and media created by the transgender community, such as the Transgender Film Center, a non-profit organization that supports transgender filmmakers and their projects
Call your local LGBTQ center See what kind of help they need, whether it’s volunteering or providing a service you’re good at
Educate Yourself Allies can start by learning basic terminology surrounding the transgender community For example, people often confuse sexual orientation with gender identity There are many sites online that share tips on how to to be a good ally
Many transgender people are happy to discuss their experience, but allies shouldn’t always assume this is the case.There are so many resources out there to help you out if you want to learn more about the community and how to be. solidarity
Transgender and non-binary people around the world will recognize International Transgender Visibility Day on March 31 (Mandatory Credit: Shutterstock)
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