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International Transgender Day of Visibility

The International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is held annually on March 31 to celebrate trans people and raise awareness of trans communities worldwide. It was developed, in part, as a reaction to the International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which honors trans individuals who have been murdered because of their gender identity. Activists wanted to have a day that would encourage trans pride and call attention to the contributions of trans people to society, rather than the focus being only on the horrific level of violence against trans people. While the TDOV is less well known and less widely commemorated than the TDOR, the number of cities and countries that hold TDOV events continues to grow each year, as communities recognize the importance of ...

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