trans flagToday (March 31) is International Transgender Day of Visibility.

Trans activist Monica Roberts writes on her TransGriot blog, “We need to remind you cispeeps that we are not only are we part of the diverse mosaic of human life, our humanity is not up for discussion. You WILL accept us as the men and women of trans experience we are, and we will not tolerate any attempts to dehumanize us or strip us of human rights coverage.

Human Rights Campaign writes on its blog, “to celebrate the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also recognizing the leadership of transgender and gender nonconforming trailblazers who have led the charge in the fight for equality.”

Trans Student Educational Resources celebrates the day by writing, “Unlike Transgender Day of Remembrance, this is not a day for mourning: this is a day to be empowered and get the recognition we deserve.”

Rachel Crandall, the head of Transgender Michigan, created Transgender Day of Visibility “to focus on all the good things in the trans community, instead of just remembering those who were lost,” according to TransGriot.