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Trans Day of Visibility – Quenby Harley

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility, and as a trans person I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand I love to see trans experiences being shared, trans representation in my favourite shows, and more people seeing this and realising they're not alone. But in some ways we have too much visibility. Newspapers write about us every day. There's article after article based on vicious transphobia which frames

2021-03-31T17:09:14+01:0031st March 2021|Blog, Trans Day of Visibility|

Trans Day of Visibility – Anne Mansfield (Your Space)

Transgender Day of Visibility was created by US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009 as a day of positivity for the trans community.[1]  It aims to build resilience, uplift and inspire people through showcasing trans joy and celebrating gender non-confirming goodness.  It also helps raise awareness of trans issues and reminds us that trans lives should not have to be half-lived[2] or ended by violence.[3] It is a day to

2021-03-31T11:57:57+01:0031st March 2021|Blog, Trans Day of Visibility|

Trans Day of Visibility – Finn Dobson

My name is Finn, my pronouns are they/them, and I’m a Peer Support Worker with Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (LMWS) and the Community Pain Service. I also happen to be transgender and non-binary (meaning my gender identity doesn’t fit within the binary categories of man and woman). When I came into this role in 2019 I had decided that – despite my fear of what it might entail – I

2021-03-31T11:56:57+01:0031st March 2021|Blog, Trans Day of Visibility|

Trans Day of Visibility 2018

International Trans Day of Visibility falls on 31st March every year. The aim is to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe and to counter prejudice by spreading knowledge of the trans community. This year’s theme is “surviving, thriving” (#TransThriving). Below, Touchstone volunteer Rachel talks about her experience and work. Originally from York, I relocated to Leeds in 2011 after being diagnosed as Transgender. Due to mental health

2020-04-17T10:55:19+01:0026th March 2018|Blog, Community, Equality and Diversity, LGBT*, Trans Day of Visibility|

#MoreThanVisibility: Celebrating Trans Lives

International Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an annual event occurring on March 31st each year. The day is dedicated to celebrating Trans people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by Trans people worldwide. Trans Day of Visibility is a time to focus on the positive elements of Trans people’s lives. Here are 8 things that you can do to honour and celebrate Trans Day of Visibility: Hold an event

2020-04-17T10:27:17+01:0031st March 2017|Blog, Equality and Diversity, LGBT*, Trans Day of Visibility|