Transgender Day of Visibility events in Texas: Thinking Globally Acting Locally

The International Transgender Day of Visibility often referred to as the TDOV or Trans Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society.

The event was created by transgender activist Rachel Crandall of Michigan in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of LGBTQ+ 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. The first International Transgender Day of Visibility was held on March 31, 2009. - Wikipedia

For me, as a transgender person living in Texas, one of the red states that have so ruthlessly persecuted our community, it's a day to be out and about supporting our community. It's about changing the trans narrative from pain to joy.

lgbtqnation: Joe Biden calls trans people “fabric of our nation” in Trans Day of Visibility proclamation.

In Their Words: Four Texans speak on Transgender Day of Visibility

It's also a day to celebrate and build allyship as so succinctly stated in this video.

The TDOV is a day to think globally and act locally. There are TDOV events worldwide but most occur in the US today out of necessity or perhaps out of respect for Christianity's holy day Easter, which happens to fall on the same day this year.

Reuters Fact Check: Transgender Day of Visibility falls annually on March 31, not always at Easter.

Here are some TDOV events happening in Texas today through Tuesday.

"Disclosure" Screening + TDOV Panel: Krista V. King, Moderator | LIVESTREAM ONLY Free on line only donation is asked for but not required. Register here

Houston Trot for Trans Visibility Houston 5K Fun Run is Sold Out!

Amarillo Area Transgender Advocacy Group AATAG Starting at 1pm will have an egg hunt, booths, drag show, live band, dancers and lots of fun!

Austin Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility at Gender Unbound’s second annual Community Picnic and Art Market!


Trans Day of Visibility Celebration begins at 4 pm. Sunday events:

Austin March 31 Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility at Gender Unbound’s second annual Community Picnic and Art Market!

Tuesday April 2, 2024.

The Montrose Center in Houston is celebrating TDoV on April 2. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., there’ll be a DJ, food trucks, community speakers and local trans organizations in the center’s parking lot at 401 Branard St. Anyone who needs water or a space to cool off can go inside to Room 106/107.

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