International Transgender Day of Visibility

From Trans Student Equality Resources:

What is the Transgender Day of Visibility?
TDoV 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 and to help fight transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community.

When is TDoV?
TDoV is on March 31st every year!

Where is TDoV?
Everywhere! We encourage you to create panels, talk to friends, and spread knowledge about the trans community no matter where you are! You can also join our Facebook event and use hashtag #tdov on Tumblr and Twitter.

Who started TDoV?
Rachel Crandall, the head of Transgender Michigan, created in TDoV in 2009 to celebrate the trans community in a positive light. Read more about it here.


PFLAG National and local PFLAG Chapters Join United for Marriage Rally

PFLAG National Bar Logo

At the end of last month, PFLAG submitted an amicus (friend of the court) brief to the Supreme Court in support of the respondents in Hollingsworth v. Perry, California’s Proposition 8 case. Now, in just two short weeks, the justices will consider both that case and the repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), both of which are fundamentally about whether our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) loved ones can enjoy the same freedoms and opportunities as everyone else.*

Want to make your voice heard on this issue? Join with PFLAG National and many local PFLAG chapters, along with over 130 other organizations, in the United for Marriage Rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. on March 26 and 27.

For more details, visit United for Marriage Rally: Light the Way to Justice

If you can’t make it to D.C., you can find or create a local action in your community, and use this toolkit to help you get started.

*paragraph in italics courtesy of PFLAG National’s email alert