Transgender visibility day 2023: a mobilization on March 31


Transgender visibility day 2023: a mobilization on March 31

INTERNATIONAL TRANS VISIBILITY DAY. Friday, March 31, 2023 marks the 14th edition of the International Day celebrating the transgender community, known as TDOV.

[Updated March 28, 2023 5:38 PM] The annual event to celebrate the transgender community and call out the discrimination faced by transgender people around the world is being held this year 2023 on Friday, March 31. On this day, many transgender personalities are mobilizing on social networks (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr) by posting selfies or personal stories, and associations are campaigning for better awareness of the difficulties encountered transgender people, young and old, in terms of discrimination, administrative difficulties and transphobic violence.

In Morlaix in Finistère in Brittany, for example, a public reading on the theme of health among transgender people is organized this Friday between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the place des hostages in the city of the Viaduct by the LGBTQI association of the city. For spokesperson Laurane, whose remarks were reported by Le Télégramme, "it is important to talk about it and that caregivers know that in consultation, with transgender people, they may be led to see things that 'they don't suspect'. As for the educational Instagram accounts to follow in France, we will not overlook benevolence_en_spray, Agressively Trans, or even Translovestories.

The first International Transgender Day of Visibility dates back to March 31, 2009, at the initiative of transgender activist Rachel Crandall from Michigan, who created the event in response to the only memorial day for people then-existing Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors transgender victims of hate killings. The International Day of Transgender Visibility is dedicated to celebrating living members of the transgender community, for a better deconstruction of gender stereotypes. The event, since run by Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER), has been celebrated internationally, including in Ireland and Scotland in 2014, and in France since 2018.

The International Day of Transgender Visibility, also called TDOV (for Trans Day of Visibility) on social networks, has been organized in Paris since 2018 by Inter-LGBT, Pari-T, the LGBT center of Paris and Île-de-France. -France, the associations Bi'Cause and MAG Jeunes LGBT. Protests usually take place on the Promenade Coccinelle in the 18th arrondissement, because it is named after the transgender artist Jacqueline Charlotte Dufresnoy (1931-2006), known as Coccinelle, born Jacques Charles Dufresnoy, the first French personality to have changed her 'marital status.