The International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an annual day of recognition, celebrated around the world on March 31st, which is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender and gender-expansive people, while simultaneously raising awareness of the work that is still needed to combat discrimination and violence.
TDOV was founded in 2009 by US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall, a licensed psychotherapist and the Executive Director of Transgender Michigan, both in reaction to the lack of LGBTQ+ days of recognition for the successes achieved by trans people, as well as the frustration that the only well-known transgender-centered day of recognition was the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOV is a much-needed day of empowerment, celebrating the lives and achievements of our transgender and gender-expansive loved ones.
As trans allies, we need always hold space for our trans loved ones, and recognize their many accomplishments. #TDOV is only one day out of 365 that gives allies the chance to uplift and celebrate our trans loved ones.
- Straight for Equality: About Trans Allyship
- Straight for Equality Trans Ally Resources
- Fighting Misinformation and Anti-Trans Content Online
Visit PFLAG’s website for many more resources: https://pflag.org/
PFLAG Canada: pflagcanada.ca
Trans-Friendly / Affirming resources for Thunder Bay:
- Egale offers online resources and education in English and French
- Trans Lifeline provides peer support. Toll-free in Canada: (877) 330-6366
- Gender Journeys and Virtual Trans Peer Support Group (NorWest)
- The Other 10% (Children’s Centre)
- Two-Spirit & LGBTQ+ Mentor (TBIFC)
- Pride Central and Gender Equity Centre (Lakehead University)
- Rainbow Collective of Thunder Bay
- Thunder Pride
- Umbrella Clinic