Sunday, March 31, marks the annual Transgender Day of Visibility (#TransDayOfVisiblity or #TDOV). The global awareness day offers a chance to celebrate transgender and nonbinary people as they face discrimination, disinformation and stigma.

“On Transgender Day of Visibility, we honor the extraordinary courage and contributions of transgender Americans and reaffirm our Nation’s commitment to forming a more perfect Union— where all people are created equal and treated equally throughout their lives,” said President Biden in a proclamation for TDOV. “Transgender Americans are part of the fabric of our Nation.” 

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“Trans Day of Visibility is a day to celebrate the beauty and resilience of our dynamic community,” said Tori Cooper in a press statement for TDOV, the director of community engagement for the Trans Justice Initiative, at the LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

“Trans people are powerful,” Cooper, who is also a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, continued, “we are joyous, and we’re not going anywhere.”

There are over 1.6 million transgender, nonbinary and gender-expansive youth (age 13+) and adults across the United States, according to HRC.

Search #TDOV and #TransDayOfVisibility on social media to find campaigns, stories and events (both in-person and digital). Sample posts are included throughout this article. Note that many events take place in the days leading up to and following March 31. (And ignore any conspiracy theories stating TDOV is a direct attack on Easter; although TDOV falls on the same day as Easter this year, that is a coincidence. TDOV is always marked on March 31, while Easter is celebrated on various dates.)

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“In honoring and celebrating Trans Day of Visibility, we also recommit ourselves to doing everything in our power to protect the trans community,” added HRC president Kelley Robinson. “The orchestrated assault on transgender rights poses a direct threat to the well-being of trans individuals, a sobering reality that demands immediate action and intervention.”

Transgender women, especially those of color, face a higher risk for HIV. Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published research findings exploring this disproportionate HIV risk. The report underscored that HIV rates were related to discrimination, violence, homelessness and low uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to prevent HIV. Read more about the report in this POZ article.

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For HIV-related articles in POZ, click #Transgender. You’ll find articles such as “Bathroom Bills Are Back—Broader and Stricter—in Several States,” “R.I.P. Cecilia Gentili, Beloved Trans Advocate, Actress and Author” and “Prevention: PrEP for Trans Women.”