|March 31, 2014|
Everyday I hear stories of trans* people looking for hope and equality! That is why our team and local community partners are working so hard to celebrate trans* lives in March and beyond for the annual Trans* Day of Visibility 3/31.
Here are some highlights:
- Work-It! – Trans* Employment/ Leadership Series – starting next Wednesday!
- Kickoff TDoV with Janet Mock on 3/28
- TDoV 2014: Annual TDoV event on March 31st!
- Laverne Cox shines in San Francisco on 3/19
- The Center’s Annual Soiree on 4/5
- Trans Leadership Summit on 4/11-4/13
Trans & LGBQ Career Fair at the Center on 4/30
Trans Day of Visibility 2014
It is time to celebrate trans* lives – not just mourn those we have lost! The growing visibility of trans* people has inspired a stronger movement and we want to hear your voice. It has been our mission to help people reach their dreams, get back to work, come out, and be themselves against all odds.
Today, we want you to dream big and join us in celebrating Trans Day of Visibility (TDoV) on 3/31 and for the month of March! Check out the events below and at:
Transgender Day of Visibility:
A Celebration of Trans* Lives!
Monday, March 31, 2014
Starting at 5pm
San Francisco LGBT Community Center – 1800 Market Street – Rainbow Room
Sponsored by Wells Fargo and the PRIDE Team Member Network
Please join the trans* community, allies, community partners, Wells Fargo, and their PRIDE Team Member Network for the annual celebration of Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) at the San Francisco LGBT Center on March 31st from 5pm to 8pm.
The Bay Area TDoV 2014 is a trans* community event to celebrate our accomplishments and inspire future change. The evening will include empowering and uplifting presentations from community leaders, LYRIC, Larkin Street Youth, the Center’s Trans Employment Program (TEEI), and the Transgender Law Center.
We deserve to throw ourselves a party!* Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres and Beverages will be offered, and our special guest DJ Alexndr will spin a set to transform the Rainbow Room into our own private dance hall!
RSVP to attend – you won’t want to miss this!
* TDoV is a substance-free and family friendly event.
Community Partners/ Hosts:
SF LGBT Community Center
Trans Employment Program (TEEI)
Larkin Street Youth
Transgender Law Center
Diablo Valley Girls
Transitions: A Residence for the Trans Community
Lyon-Martin Health Services
SF Speaker’s Bureau
Fresh Meat Productions
The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival
The Shine Study
CoE for Transgender Health
And many more!
Not on the list! We would love to have your support spreading the word about TDoV. Contact us to become a Community Partner today: firstname.lastname@example.org
History of TDoV:
The International TDoV is an annual holiday dedicated to celebrating transgender/ gender non-conforming people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. The holiday was founded by Rachel Crandall in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of LGBT holidays celebrating transgender people, citing the frustration that the only well-known transgender-centered holiday is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which mourns the loss of trans* people to hate crimes, but does not acknowledge and celebrate living members of the transgender community.
Events surrounding the day include protests, actions, sit-ins, poetry events, social events and a variety of other activities that emphasize the importance of trans* visibility is in our communities locally and abroad. TDoV exists to build community, celebrate what we have accomplished, and inspire future change.
Thank you for supporting your local TDoV celebration! #TDoV