Erie Celebrates International Transgender Day of Visibility
A walk was held around Perry Square in Erie Thursday, March 31, celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility.
Transgender activist Rachel Crandel of Michigan organized the first Transgender Day of Visibility back in 2009. This was in reaction to the lack of transgender-focused events in the larger LGBTQ+ calendar. Up until 2009, the only well-known day was the Transgender Day of Remembrance which is held on November 20, mourning the murders of transgender people and did not acknowledge and celebrate the living members of the transgender community.
Crandel hoped Transgender Day of Visibility would raise awareness of the discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as be a celebration of their contributions to society.
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