Transgender Day of Visibility
Tuesday March 31st, 2020
International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) occurs every year on March 31st. This day is dedicated to celebrating transgender people, their contributions to society and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.
The day was founded by US transgender activist Rachel Crandall of Michigan in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of LGBT recognition of transgender people, citing the frustration that the only well-known transgender-centered day 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.
Read on to find more fun facts, interesting bits of history about Trans people in Canada and their contributions as well as helpful information to raise awareness and education about our trans community.
- March 31st - International Transgender Day of Visibility TDOV)
- May 17th - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT)
- 3rd Wednesday of October - International Pronouns Day
- 1st Sunday in November - Trans Parent Day
- 2nd Week of November - Transgender Awareness Week
- November 20 - Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)
Individuals Empowering Our Community
Milestones in the journey to Equal Rights & Acceptance
Queer Knowledge: Online Educational Resources
Stop Transphobia, Speak Up!
Change requires education and people brave enough to take a stand and be heard.
- When you hear and see transphobia, speak up! Silence does nothing except allow the hate and bullying to continue.
- Show your support for a local trans-centric organizations by volunteering or donating towards trans initiatives.
- When trans rights & freedoms are in jeopardy contact your local government official to be heard. (Find out how to contact Ontario MPP)
- Create opportunities to connect through our events, programs & initiatives
- Empower our community with our online portal, QueerEvents.ca
- Contribute through education & advocacy to a more inclusive, diverse and welcoming queer community
Food for Queers
Stay Safe. Not Hungry
Fresh meals for LGBT2Q+ folks within the City of London