International Trans Day of Visibility

The International Trans Day of Visibility is an annual event committed to celebrating trans+ people and raising awareness of the prejudice and bigotry faced by transgender people across the world. 

Being able to exist as your true self is something that most people do every day without a second thought. However for trans+ people living openly can be very dangerous, and just being visible can cause a daily risk for these individuals. Yet increased visibility of trans+ people in our communities and in the media helps raise awareness that can help to change attitudes. Increasing awareness and removing discrimination is a key step in securing trans+ peoples safety and rights.

Marginalized communities have high levels of intersectionality. The UVSS strives to continue to be a safe space for all individuals, and aims to promote meaningful social change on campus and in the world around us. In recognising today’s International Trans Day of Visibility we want folks to take time today to reflect and educate yourself further on the issues faced by trans+ individuals.

If you’re interested to learn more, we recommend the following resources:

  1. 4 Toxic Messages I Learned About Gender (and 4 to Teach Instead)
  2. Gender Terminology Discussion Guide
  3. Pronoun Guide
  4. UVSS Advocacy Relations Committee Educational Post for Trans Day of Remembrance