March 31 is the International Transgender Day of Visibility. Gender & Sexuality Programs and the Office of Intercultural Development are excited to celebrate this day and to uplift our Transgender community on-campus.
Trans Day of Visibility is an annual awareness day celebrated around the world. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming people while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve trans justice.
Transgender Day of Visibility is an extremely important holiday because intolerance, hate, and harassment for the transgender community have continued to prevail for decades. The negativity effectively clouds the contributions of the trans individuals. This day is recognized to love and cherish the millions of transgender people in our neighborhoods and to treat them as equal members of society.
To learn more about this day, it’s history, and steps you can take to support the transgender community visit this resource from National Today.
To better support our own transgender, non-binary, and genderqueer students here on-campus, GSP invites students with these identities to join a newly formed group dedicated specifically to these communities. Students can express their interests here.
On campus, you can join OUT and Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority in Farinon from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for a bracelet making fundraiser in support of The Eastern PA Trans Equity Project. EPTEP Provides Direct Services To Transgender And Gender-Diverse Pennsylvanians In A Sixteen County Region In Eastern PA. Click the link to learn more about this important organization and the amazing impact of their work locally.