Every March 31st we observe Transgender Day of Visibility, one of the most important days on the calendar is perhaps now even more important than ever. Trans people are still facing terrible discrimination and persecution all across the globe. Before we can hope can achieve truly equality for all of us in the LGBTQ community, we must first make sure trans people are fully visible. But the reality is, trans folks still face a ton of discrimination and violence on a daily basis. Transgender Day of Visibility is all about celebrating the amazing contributions and accomplishments of transgender people, while also raising awareness about the challenges they still face. It's a day to show our support, our love, and our solidarity with our trans siblings. But why is visibility so important, you ask? Well, for starters, representation matters. Seeing trans people in media, in politics, in business, and in our everyday lives helps to normalize their existence and combat harmful stereotypes. Visibility also helps to combat the isolation and loneliness that many trans folks experience. When you see someone who looks like you or shares your experiences, it can be incredibly empowering and validating. It reminds you that you're not alone, and that there's a whole community of people out there who have your back. But perhaps most importantly, visibility saves lives. Trans folks are disproportionately affected by suicide and self-harm, largely because of the stigma and discrimination they face. By celebrating trans visibility and fighting for trans rights, we can help to create a world where trans folks feel safe, supported, and loved. So, my fabulous friends, let's take this Transgender Day of Visibility as an opportunity to educate ourselves, to show our support, and to fight for a world where trans people are not just accepted, but celebrated. Because when one of us shines, we all shine brighter.
March 30, 2023 — Andrew Christian
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