International Trans Day of Visibility 


snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of trans folx within our community for International Trans Day of Visibility (also known as Trans Day of Visibility or TDOV). Each March 31st, TDOV acknowledges the impacts of cissexism and transphobia but takes the day as an opportunity to celebrate all genders and all bodies through collective and individual empowerment and knowledge. 

TDOV began in 2010 when organizer and activist, Rachel Crandell, founded the event to celebrate all the amazing things about being trans and being part of the trans community. Through positive social momentum and thoughtful activism, TDOV has grown to be recognized globally. snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ is proud to celebrate TDOV in its 14th iteration in 2024.   

This growth has been achieved thanks to the tireless campaigning of activists. However, there is more work to be done and snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ accepts this responsibility in stride through a commitment to listen to the trans community, educate its leaders and the wider campus community on trans concerns, and joining its voice alongside others to end transphobia and cissexism 

Demonstrable actions of this commitment at Langara include: 

One small act of empowerment you can take for yourself this TDOV could include dropping by the Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion (A171) and pick up a pronoun sticker to attach to your water bottle, laptop, or anything else you would like to use to share your identity. This action signals openness and encourages trans, 2Spirit, non-binary, gender fluid, gender non-conforming and other individuals to feel more comfortable sharing their pronouns themselves, and to normalize the pronoun-sharing process itself. You can also use the hashtag #TDOV2024 to spread your visibility online! If it feels authentic to you, tag Langara College on social media. 

Please also take a look at the 2SLGBTQIA+ tab on our website which includes many resources for trans folx. Happy Trans Day of Visibility to all! #TDOV2024. 


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