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Transgender Day of Visibility

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. 

The day of recognition was founded in 2009 by US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall, a licensed psychotherapist and the Executive Director of Transgender Michigan. TDOV was created 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). TDOR mourns the murders of transgender people, but doesn’t acknowledge and celebrate living members of the transgender community. TDOV is a much-needed day of empowerment, celebrating the lives and achievements of our transgender and gender-expansive loved ones.

As trans allies, TDOV gives us a once-a-year opportunity to spread the word that #TransLivesMatter. However, as allies, we need always look for opportunities to hold space for our trans loved ones, and celebrate and recognize their many accomplishments.

What can you do?

Here are resources from PFLAG National and our partners.


PFLAG Academy Online – learning sessions on demand

Something to Talk About Live – episodes on demand


From our partners