March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility.
The last few weeks of intolerance promoted towards transgender people in Australia through ignorance and misinformation shows just how important Transgender Day of Visibility still is.
Through days such as March 31 it is important for transgender people to be visible to help other transgender people feel supported, it is also a day for our allies to show their support and also promote education so ignorance and misinformation can be diminished to towards the transgender population which still remains one of the most vulnerable and marginalised populations within Australian Society.
I worry for transgender people who have chosen to live away from the CBD and in rural areas and young transgender people in schools across the country who are now being exposed to intolerance and bullying once again.
I worry that these new vigilante groups dressed in black will now attack transgender people on the streets and try to silence and force my community back into hiding. In effect to erase us once again.
Even I have concerns for my own personal safety now going forward.
Equality is so tantalisingly close for my community and we have come so far in such a short time.
Never more so do I feel Transgender Day of Visibility is important to show support, to empower, educate and above all convey the humanity of my community to the broader community.
On March 31, please stand with us and support and celebrate international Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31.
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