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!
Share Your Story!
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.
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!
- 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.