The world observes Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) each year on March 31. This day is a day to raise awareness about transgender people, celebrate the lives and contributions of trans people all while also drawing attention to the poverty, discrimination, and violence the community faces.
Trans advocate Rachel Crandall was the original creator of the International TDOV in response to the majority of media stories about transgender people being focused on violence rather than on celebrating the lives of transgender people, empowering them to live authentically, while still acknowledging that due to discrimination, not every trans person can or wants to be visible.
As an ally of the trans community, we ask that you use today to do what you can to show your support through protests and rallies, give your time and care to transgender folx, and be a part of the discussion even if it makes you uncomfortable. As an organization, we are doing everything we can to show inclusion including bringing in gender confirming products such as packers and FTM masturbators. We’ve donated products to Rowan University’s Prism for their sexy bingo events for several years where funds from the event are donated to different non-profit organizations. We have been sending and scheduling our employees to attend trainings that better help assist our trans and non-binary customers shop our products and find uses that work for them!
To learn how to be an ally for the trans and non-binary community, you can read this guide to help you better understand. DO YOUR RESEARCH.
For more information on understanding your rights as a trans and non-binary person, you can visit The National Center for Transgender Quality.
We see you, you are enough and we accept and love you.