Today is Transgender Day of Visibility. It is a day to celebrate the successes of the transgender community and bring awareness to what is still needed to be done.
This year finds me in a strange place. Six years ago, I thought I had a daughter. Two years ago, the last time I wrote about this day, I thought I had a son. This year, I know that I have a non-binary child. Regardless of my child’s gender identity or pronoun preference, one thing remains the same. Kris is part of a population that is invisible.
Transgender and gender non-conforming people are an important part of our society, culture, history and future. They not only deserve the same basic rights that we all deserve, but also the recognition and celebration that we all enjoy.
Why is this day important? Read here – 8 Statistics That Prove Why Transgender Day Of Visibility Is So Crucial
What can you do? Read here- 8 Ways To Participate In Transgender Day Of Visibility
I appreciate that there is a day to bring recognition to the transgender community. I understand that the more visible they are, the more acceptance and support will grow. I continue to hope that the day will come when transgender and gender non-conforming- as well as cis-gender- people will be able to live naturally and openly without the constraints of a gender binary or societal expectations.
Until that day, I will advocate and I invite you to do so as well.