The International Transgender Day of Visibility

2019 marks the 10th Annual International Transgender Day of Visibility, created by transgender advocate Rachel Crandall. This day, which is observed every year on March 31, is intended to raise awareness about transgender people, bring attention to the discrimination and violence trans people face – but also to celebrate our successes and triumphs. The day is a time to celebrate transgender people around the globe and the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also raising awareness around the discrimination trans people still face.

We hope you can make it to one of the events below. If you know of an event that is not listed, please email the details to [email protected] and we will be sure to add it.

Charlottesville

VEBA Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic 
Sunday March 24th; 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
UVA School of Law
580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

The clinic assists clients who want more information or to proceed with name change and gender marker changes on DMV ID, passports, social security, and birth certificates. The clinic also assists transgender former service members with DD214 name amendments.

Sponsors: The Virginia Equality Bar Association (VEBA)

Hampton Roads

Transgender Day of Visibility 2019 – Hampton Roads
Sunday March 31st; 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Old Dominion University – Mills Godwin Building
1320 W 44th St, Norfolk, VA 23508

The second annual Hampton Roads Trans Day of Visibility is where all can come together and celebrate the abilities of local trans and gender non-conforming artists and talent!  Art and creativity are natural expressions of life. On TDOV 2019, we seek to elevate and showcase the art and talents of the trans community, empowering and celebrating trans individuals, and spreading knowledge of trans issues to the public. This year we have decided to highlight our long history of existence as trans individuals, and our push to continue to be visible today even as the Trump administration is seeking to erase us from the records and make us invisible to society. #wontbeerased

Sponsored by: Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia; LGBT Life Center; ODU Sexuality & Gender Alliance (SAGA)ODU Gay Cultural StudiesODU Safe Space CommitteeNew Life Metropolitan Community ChurchPFLAG Norfolk/Hampton RoadsPlanned Parenthood Action; and Stonewall Sports – Norfolk.

Transgender Fireside Support Group: Transgender Day of Visibility 
Friday March 22nd; 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Minority AIDS Support Services, Inc – Norfolk Office
2415 Lafayette Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23509

Please join the Transgender Fireside Support Group’s meeting dedicated to celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility. We will be discussing the importance of rights and resources for the transgender community, as well as the effects of violence against the community. There will also be games and door prizes! All are welcome!

Sponsored by: MASS

Richmond

Transgender Day of Visibility Day Party
Sunday March 31st; 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
New York Deli RVA
2920 W Cary St., Richmond, VA 23221

Join us at New York Deli for the Transgender Day of Visibility Day Party. There will be a panel discussion, community conversation, music, performances, and more! Don’t miss this celebration!

Transgender Day of Visibility is a holiday commemorating the accomplishments and successes of trans people, as well as encouraging trans people to take up space and be visible.

Sponsors: Nationz Foundation, Virginia Anti-Violence Project, and Virginia Pride

Washington, District of Columbia

Trans Visibility Community Festival
Saturday March 30th; 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Spaces NoMa, F2
1140 3rd St NE, Washington, DC 20002

The Trans Visibility Community Festival is an annual event in DC, held for the first time in 2019. It is an inclusive festival for the local community to come together and celebrate the journeys of trans folx. The event is for all ages and free to attend and exhibit. The festival will feature a multitude of organizations that serve the trans community, as well as trans artists and creatives showcasing their work. There will also be other activities such as film  screenings and open mic sessions for the general public to share their stories, passion, and creativity. For more information, visit www.transvisibilityfestival.com

Sponsored by: The D.C. Area Transmasculine Society (DCATS), Casa Ruby, and DAWN


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