Today, transgender and non-binary people around the world will recognize International Transgender Visibility Day with transgender visibility in the US. At an all-time high in politics, media and sports, today is a day for allies and advocates to stand up and show support

Transgender Day of Visibility (or TDOV) was founded in 2009 by Rachel Crandall, a Michigan-based transgender activist and executive director of Transgender Michigan.It began as Awareness Day to celebrate the achievements of transgender and gender-specific people, and is an important day for the LGBTQ community

During the Transgender Day of Remembrance (or TDOR) every year on the 20th Taking place on November 11th to commemorate the transgender people who lost their lives as a result of violence against transgender people, TDOV is a day dedicated to honoring and empowering the lives of transgender and transgender non-binary people

Today shows the importance of global representation of transgender people, especially as transgender and sexually abusive people are exposed to risks on a daily basis.According to a recent Gallup survey, 113 percent of LGBT adults identify as transgender, but when it comes to them If representation in the media is possible, according to GLAAD, a media representation organization, there are only 29 transgender characters in broadcast, cable and streaming originals at prime time.For the third time in a row, GLAAD’s Studio Responsibility Index also did not show any transgender characters reported in a feature film

Here’s why it’s important: Recent polls show that a quarter of people in the US say they know someone personally who is transgender, meaning the majority of Americans learn about the transgender community from them What They See in Entertainment Media For this reason, according to GLAAD, it is imperative that the entertainment media get it right when they talk about transgender stories

Find Stories by Transgender Creators Find authentic stories and media created by the transgender community, such as the Transgender Film Center, a non-profit that supports transgender filmmakers and their projects

Call your local LGBTQ center to find out what kind of help they need, whether they are volunteering or offering a service that you are good at

Educate Yourself Allies can begin by learning the basic terminology of the transgender community. For example, people often confuse sexual orientation and gender identity. There are many places on the internet that offer tips on how to be a good ally

Many transgender people enjoy discussing their experiences, but allies shouldn’t always assume that there is.There are so many resources out there to help you out if you want to learn and support more about the community

Transgender and non-binary people around the world will be celebrating Jan. March 8th Recognize International Transgender Visibility Day (Mandatory Credit: Shutterstock)

Trans Visibility Day

World News – CA – Today is International Transgender Visibility Day. Here is what you should know