Celebrating trans lives virtually
On Trans-visibility Day 2021, the CLO led an initiative to create a social media blast that encouraged people to submit a short message in celebration of the day proper.
Because of the limitations of movements and assembly as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, there could be no getting together to celebrate.
Short messages started coming in from diplomats, artists, performers and other people not just from TT but from regional and international spaces. The video below was streamed across our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Loop News also carried a story that featured the newest member of our team – Xoe. She spoke about her experiences and life as a transgender person – read the story
Trans-visibility day 2021 video
Reaction to the video demonstration was positive and immediate. viewers likes, reposted and shared their own comments like the one below:
“As a Transgender woman coming from Trinidad and Tobago seeing this made my heart weep off joy 10 years ago I couldn’t even think about doing my transition in T&T because off the fear of discrimination now 10 years later after leaving sweet T&T to complete my transition I feel so proud to see this step the love this really makes me feel happy on the inside “
social media comment
International Transgender Day of Visibility (also called TDOV, Transgender Day of Visibility) is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society. The day was founded by transgender activist Rachel Crandall of Michigan in 2009