International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is a worldwide annual holiday held March 31 and dedicated to celebrating the lives of trans people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. TDOV was founded by US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall of Michigan in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of recognition in celebrating transgender people, citing the frustration that the only well-known transgender-centered holiday was the Trans Day of Remembrance which mourns the continued murders of transgender people, but does not honor or celebrate living members of the transgender community. The first International Transgender Day of Visibility was held on March 31, 2009, revealing and expressing one’s gender identity is an everyday call to action.
The second annual TDOV! event will be Friday, March 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville
Marisa Richmond, Ashley Wilson, and Liv Parks will be on panel discussing transgender issues in the workplace.