What is Transgender Day of Visibility and Why Does It Matter?

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SHINE SA Media Release: 29 March 2021

March 31 will mark the 12th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility. Each year we acknowledge this day and celebrate transgender and gender diverse people around the globe and their experiences and achievements. The day also creates an opportunity to reflect on the barriers and violence trans and gender diverse people face in the workplace, at school and the broader community.

The term transgender or trans refers to a person whose gender identity is different from their assigned or presumed gender at birth.  People who identify as transgender are more likely to experience abuse, harassment, and violence in their lifetime. Many of these experiences happen in environments where trans and gender diverse people should be flourishing or receiving support. This includes their work, home, school, university, sports club, health care provider and more.

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By J Pope

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