By Vic Gerami
International Transgender Day of Visibility (ITDV) will be commemorated this Sunday, March 31st, 2019.
ITDV is an annual event occurring on March 31st, dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. The holiday was founded by US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall of Michigan in 2009, as a reaction to the lack of LGBT holidays celebrating transgender people, citing the frustration that the only well-known transgender-centered holiday was the Transgender Day of Remembrance which mourned the murders of transgender people, but did not acknowledge and celebrate living members of the transgender community.
The first International Transgender Day of Visibility was held on March 31, 2009. It has since been spearheaded by the U.S.-based youth advocacy organization Trans Student Educational Resources. Please see the following list for names of the most iconic, famous and celebrated trans individuals in the world.
There is no shortage of prominent and worthy trans organizations doing great work for the trans community and TransLatin@ Coalition is one of them. Please consider supporting their immense work of serving great many people by making a donation HERE.
MORE ABOUT TRANSLATIN@ COALITION
The TransLatin@ Coalition is an organization form by Trans Latin@ leaders who have come together in 2009 to organize and advocate for the needs of Trans Latin@s who are immigrants and reside in the US. Since its inception The TransLatin@ Coalition has done advocacy work across the US to ensure the voices of Trans Latin@s are heard. The TransLatin@ Coalition’s sole purpose is to address the unique and specific challenges and needs of Trans Latin@s who live in the United States. Working with policy makers and supporting organizations we find solutions to our unique needs and create structural changes to better our quality of life.
Members of the TransLatin@ Coalition are TransLatin@ Leaders who reside in different parts of the US who organize and advocate for the issues and needs of Trans Latin@ Individuals who reside in the United States.