Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility (or ITDoV) and it is a commemoration that has been around now for the past six years to advance the rights of all transgender individuals. Now, it's too bad we have to do this. In a perfect world there would be no hate and no prejudice. People are people. Sadly, there still are huge amounts of hate toward the transgender community and so we have this day to hopefully bring about some change.
Last year was the biggest ITDoV so far and this year should be even bigger with a number of events happening, especially in larger communities. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram are all abuzz with selfies, messages and news posts. It's the perfect time for you to tell all your trans friends that you support them and will always be there for them. Trans people often feel isolated with a high chance of being victims of various crimes. Unlike the Day of Remembrance, which is for remembering those who have died, today is for celebrating life and a perfect time to highlight the accomplishments of trans men and women.
Hate so often comes about from lack of knowledge. If you are not trans, open your mind. Meet new people. Learn. See how rich the world is thanks to so many of our trans sisters and brothers. Share this knowledge too and take a stand against hate.