It’s March 31st, 2016 which marks the 7th International Transgender Day of Visibility. Transgender Day of Visibility started in 2009, by transgender activist Rachel Crandall. While many of our transgender awareness days set a darker tone, like that of Transgender Day of Remembrance. She wanted to see a day that celebrated the strength, diversity, joy, and perseverance against the injustice the trans community faces.
Rachel Crandall once said that TDOV is no longer just a holiday, it's a movement. She went on to say that people need to see our faces.
Being visible and telling our stories is the only way to break the cycle. We as a community need to gain allies in our plight against equality and TDOV is one way we can do that. Once you put a face to a story it’s harder for people to dismiss us, they can try, but they will ultimately fail in the end. As our allies will fight with us for our rights.
March, 30th we decided to start gathering selfies from the transgender community. We wanted to spread awareness about the diversity within our community and share with the world just how beautiful it is. We were quite surprised at the sheer volume of selfies that were sent into TransHope United and sincerely overjoyed that so many of you wanted to take part in our TDOV events! So thank you from the bottom of our hearts, from everyone here at TransHope United!
If you have a transition story, you would like to share with us; please contact us! @ (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Now onto the amazing selfies!Tweet #TransHopeUnited