International Transgender Day of Visibility Date in the current year: March 31, 2017

International Transgender Day of Visibility International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual observance that occurs on March 31. It was created to celebrate transgender people around the world and raise awareness of discrimination they have to face.

International Transgender Day of Visibility was first observed in 2009. It was founded by Rachel Crandall, a transgender activist from Michigan, United States who felt that the LGBT community lacked holidays dedicated to transgender people. The only existing transgender-related observance at the time was the Transgender Day of Remembrance which mourned transgender victims of hate crimes but didn't acknowledge living members of the transgender community or address their issues.

The inaugural celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility took place on March 31, 2009. It has since been supported by many transgender rights organizations, such as Trans Student Educational Resources, TransVisibility.com and others. On this day, transgender individuals around the world are encouraged to share their stories on social media to raise awareness of transgender issues and increase visibility. Thanks to social media, everyone can participate in discussions and spread information about the trans community, contributing to increasing transgender visibility around the world.

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