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Trans Day of Visibility 2021

Every year, International Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) is recognized on March 31st. This is a day for trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) people to celebrate themselves and what it means to be seen. While trans/GNC experiences have and continue to be pushed to the margins, TDOV is a reminder for trans/GNC folx to say, "I'm here, my experiences are valid, and I deserve to be seen."

Check out the information below to learn more about how to participate in the LGBTQ Center's TDOV 2021 celebration!

Trans Day of Visibility graphic with retro vibe. Share your story, attend the trans and gender non-conforming space, and learn more below.

 

Share Your Story!Cartoon image of friends gathering together with arms around each other

Open through March 31st - Submit Here

We invite trans/GNC members of the UVA community to share your experiences using this form any time until March 31st! We are welcoming submissions of art, photraphy, personal stories, poetry — anything you would like to share! We will share the submissions on the LGBTQ Center Instagram March 29-April 2. On the form, you can request that your submission be posted anonymously or with your name/Instagram handle.

 

Transgender pride flag Trans/GNC Space & Free Cupcakes!

March 31, 2021 - 6pm EST - Register

Trans/GNC Space at 6pm EST on March 31st will be an opportunity to discuss the meaning of the day, share their experiences as trans/GNC individuals with one another, and be visible together. This space is meant to uplift the voices of the trans/GNC community. After registering, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to pick up your FREE CUPCAKE!

 

Resources

  • UVA Trans/GNC Frequently Asked Questions
    • Explore information on how to update name and/or gender marker in SIS, create an affirming e-mail alias in place of a computing ID, access affirming healthcare at UVA, and more.
  • Read this Teen Vogue article to learn more about Trans Day of Visibility and hear 38 trans folks' reflections on visibility.