Today is Trans Day of Visibility, an annual day about celebrating the incredible achievements made by trans people around the world. It also aims to increase awareness and visibility of the trans community and fight cissexism and transphobia, which, very unfortunately, continue to exist. Eighty percent of students don’t feel safe in their schools because of their identified gender—and no one should ever have to feel that way.
It is so important—today and everyday—to take a stand and show support for the trans community. We’ve rounded up some of the most inspiring tweets that highlight the power of Trans Day of Visibility and why we need to continue pushing for trans visibility and equality.
This year’s theme is #TransResistance, because it is crucial to actively fight against transphobia; especially given that the current political landscape has not proven progressive on trans rights (aka human rights). Use the hashtags #TransResistance and #TDOV to share your voice!
— Lauren (@laurenjanealexx) March 31, 2017
— TED Talks (@TEDTalks) March 31, 2017
— Alexandra Chandler (@a_chandler) March 31, 2017
— Julie (@julesnorc) March 31, 2017
Happy #tdov to all my transguys and gals n anyone inbetween, you’re all valid whether you pass or not, take today to be proud of yourself
— ? (@matttbh_) March 31, 2017
— King Kortney(@fakerapper) March 31, 2017
— steph (@queermurphys) March 31, 2017
— Roddy Biggs (@RoddyBiggs) March 31, 2017
— garçon trans de base (@moeurs_sots) March 31, 2017
— ZomBabe (@irlzombieboy) March 31, 2017
— Kitsune Hazard (@KitsuneHazard) March 31, 2017
— Everyday Cissexism (@CissexismDaily) March 31, 2017
— Mia Violet (@OhMiaGod) March 31, 2017
— NARAL (@NARAL) March 31, 2017
— Jazz Jennings (@JazzJennings__) March 31, 2017
— Jules (@GatsbyLow) March 30, 2017
On Trans Day of Visibility it’s important to recognise the fatal harm caused by transphobia + to challenge it wherever it arises. #tdov
— Matthew Wade (@MatthewRWade) March 30, 2017
— Charlotte McCarroll (@DrCharlotteMcC) March 31, 2017
— Amnesty Tasmania (@AmnestyTAS) March 30, 2017
Today is Transgender Day of Visibility! Hit the #tdov hashtag to celebrate and uplift trans lives, voices, faces, and experiences.
— wikipedia brown (@eveewing) March 31, 2017