Transgender Day of Visibility

Date(s) - March 26 - March 31
All Day


Transgender Day of Visibility is a day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community. Unlike Transgender Day of Remembrance, this is not a day for mourning: this is a day of empowerment and getting the recognition we deserve!
This year’s theme is “surviving, thriving” (#TransThriving). This acknowledges the number of major transgender achievements in the past 12 months. We are not only surviving the Trump regime but we are making strides to transform how people think about gender around the world. In the increasingly transphobic global political climate, we must use our newfound visibility to mobilize trans people against oppression. Speaking out, taking direct action, and educating others is critical to our safety and wellbeing. This recognizes that while visibility is important, we must take action against transphobia.
Thank you to Trans Student Educational Resources for leading the social media, promotion, and outreach for TDOV.


SPRINGFIELD–March 26-29 | Programs at the University of Illinois at Springfield includessessions on transgender people serving in the military, an artists reception, and personal assistance for transgender and gender non-conforming people | Various times and locations

OAK LAWN–March 26 at 6:30-8pm |Vanessa Sheridan, director of Transgender Relations & Community Engagement for Chicago’s Center on Halsted, provides information and promotes understanding of why Transgender Day of Visibility matters.  An open dialogue/Q&A session follows | Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., Oak Lawn

CHICAGO–March 31 at 7-9pm |Rattle the Walls | A concert by the Rattle the Walls Collective that includes trans and LGBTQ composers, performers and ensembles of jazz, rock, classical and avant-garde music | Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago