This year, we are excited to bring you a number of ways that you can get involved in TDoV with us, whether you are trans, non-binary, questioning, gender non-conforming, or an ally!
We feel that trans and non-binary people are often under pressure to be 'more' than they are. Let's be proud of who the trans community are, just as they are!
What is Trans Day of Visibility?
TDOV takes place on March 31st each year to celebrate trans and non-binary people and raise awareness of discrimination faced by trans people worldwide.
Increasing media backlash towards trans people has begun in the wake of the NHS GIC consultation in 2017 and the upcoming consultation on the reformation of the Gender Recognition Act expected in Spring 2018.
Here at LGBT Foundation, we are aware that there is a lot of pressure on trans and non-binary people to conform, change and prove their gender to others. We believe that all trans people, regardless of identity, expression, or orientation, are enough just as they are. Therefore, for TDoV 2018, we would like to help empower trans people to celebrate who they are, and encourage allies to voice solidarity with the trans community.
The ‘I am Enough’ campaign aims are as follows:
Affirmation & Empowerment- For trans people, a message of strength, resilience and community. The aim of the campaign is to provide a message that ties together the following themes:
- Acceptance of individuals in their chosen gender, just the way they are without the need for change/treatment/qualifying factors.
- Promotion of self-deceleration of gender Identity.
- Visibility of non-binary identities.
Awareness Raising & Allyship- For non-trans/cis people to be able to stand up and show solidarity and support for their trans family, friends and colleagues.
How YOU can get involved
Which ones should I use?
There are two sections to the Enough Campaign - #IAmEnough, which can be used by trans and non-binary people, and #YouAreEnough, for allies to show solidarity with and support for trans and non-binary people. Use these hashtags to get involved with the conversation on social media, along with #TDoV!