Trans Day of Visibility 2020

The Alliance is currently seeking expressions of interest from trans and gender diverse community representatives, organisations and groups who would like to join our long awaited Trans and Gender Diverse Advisory Committee – applications are due THIS FRIDAY.

Celebrations and Campaigns from Australian #TGD communities

Minus18 are holding a Q&A ZOOM webinar this afternoon at 3pm AEDT and have this wonderful guide on how to be an ally for every other day as well

TransFolk of WA have launched a special online visibility campaign to mark this year’s Trans Day of Remembrance, with respect to social distancing rules, health and safety.

See the amazing Transgender Victoria’s TDOV campaign and join other trans and gender diverse people around the country and share your story and selfie with #BeSeen hashtag.

Join ACON NSW for the launch of TransHub, new digital platform for all trans & gender diverse (TGD) people in NSW, our loved ones, allies and health professionals.

During the launch you’ll be able to explore TransHub, get to know some of the many trans people who have developed and contributed to it, and you can even ask questions about it! Register at: www.crowdcast.io/e/transhub

See more community events and discussions at Trans Pride Australia Community & Events.

This interview with Sydney Criminal Lawyers and Trans Action Warrang is both humble and inspiring, exploring the importance of celebrating achievements and successes in a Day of Visibility. They also talk about the inherent need for decolonisation, and the increase in violence that comes with visibility.

“With positive change, also comes a lot of negative rhetoric that really affects our community, and causes quite a lot of danger, especially to the mental health of our community”

If you want to be a better ally or encourage allies, See the Human Rights Campaign resource page and help raise awareness around the discrimination trans people still face.

The ABC features an insightful episode with diverse trans people in their You Can’t Ask That series. 

Our national broadcaster has also launched a groundbreaking new series. First Day tells the story of a transgender girl, Hannah Bradford, navigating her first term of high school while presenting as female at school for the first time.

The show aired on Monday 30th March 2020 and a new episode will screen at the same time each afternoon until Thursday 2nd April. It’s also available to stream for free anytime on ABC iview: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/first-day. 

We were lucky enough to be invited to watch First Day a little earlier than it went to air with other experts and advocates in the trans community, here’s what we thought.