Saturday, 31 March 2018

Transgender Day of Visibility

Each year, March 31st is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), when trans people are encouraged to be seen in public to raise awareness of our existence and celebrate our authentic lives. Every time we go out we are being advocates for the transgender community, but today is a special day of recognition. I cannot express this idea better than the wonderful Hannah McKnight who writes such a superb blog and penned this entry today:

Hannah McKnight TDOV

Having been sick for many years, I was unable to participate fully by going out before, but this year I did.

On the train today

Now, I'll confess there's a bit of a conflict between the me who wants just to blend in and not draw unwanted attention and the me who wants people to know that there are trans people out and about in their community getting on with their lives. Invisible yet visible, as it were. Ideally, we want a world where trans people draw no attention except the best attention when merited or needed. But we aren't there yet, hence TDOV.

Sue x


  1. You're looking very pretty in the photo...glad you were able to get out and about. Unfortunately I was not...I'm in the midst of a "dry spell" and my only outings are while wearing my androgynous daily outfits.

    Of course, that tends to still result in a few "miss-identifications." LOL!

    Have a great Easter...



    1. Happy Easter to you too, Mandy, and thanks for the kind comment. Hope you get a more feminine spell soon. Sue x

  2. Here's to blending in, just being ourselves, and acceptance. Good to see you getting out again.

  3. It's good to hear you're out and about again