Transgender Day of Visibility is a holiday that aims to raise awareness of transgender people, to encourage acceptance and fight discrimination and violence against transgender people around the world.
Transgender is a term that includes a wide range of identities, what they have in common is the experience of a mismatch between a person's gender identity and his physiological gender, that is, a person born male or female, but His deep feeling that accompanies him all the time is that he does not feel he belongs to this species.
Most people feel a sense of belonging to the sexual gender in which they were born and it is estimated that between 0.3% and 3% of the population feel such a mismatch at different intensities.
Transgender people are part of the LGBT community that consists of lesbians, gays, transgender people, bisexuals and queers.
Transgender Visibility Day falls on March 31 each year in several countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, Germany and Israel.
The holiday was founded by transgender activist Rachel Krendall in Michigan in 2009, in protest of there being no Zionist days in the LGBT community for transgender issues and the only day that exists is Transgender Remembrance Day, in memory of transgender people who lost their lives because of crimes Hatred or Suicide Rachel wanted a day dedicated to living transgender people, so she called it "International Transgender Day of Visibility."
The accepted definition for transgender people is people who are in a continuous process of change (hence the part of the word trans) from the gender with which they were born, to the gender to which they feel they belong and is the one they feel defines their gender identity.
Sometimes transgender people undergo medical treatment for gender adjustment, such as taking hormones or surgery. Their goal is to fit in with the population and not to stand out in the exterior in an exaggerated way, so they should not be confused with the drag queens, for example.
Another goal of transgender people is that their gender identity be determined by their personal feelings and addressed to them according to the gender that suits them, without invading their physiological privacy.
There are three main groups of transgender people: trans men, trans and non-binary women (genderquires, whose gender identity is not just "man" or "woman" but consists of identities as man and woman together, in different combinations).
On Transgender Day of Visibility, many virtual events take place on social media such as Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Participants post selfies, their personal stories and statistics, in order to raise awareness and increase visibility.
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