Trans Day of Visibility is coming up on Thursday, March 31 and to celebrate, M-care is hosting a community barbecue! Trans Day of Visibility is an annual, nationwide event that celebrates transgender people and highlights the discrimination that trans people face every day. The community barbecue, hosted by M-Care and sponsored by our friends at Baseline Creative, will include community partners from across Wichita, music, a brief rally, and food. Those who plan to attend are encouraged to RSVP to be entered to win a prize package at the event.
Trans Day of Visibility was started in 2009 by transgender activist Rachel Crandall-Crocker of Michigan. Crandall-Crocker wanted an event that was specifically for trans people that wasn’t focused on the murder of trans people such as Trans Day of Remembrance. She created Trans Day of Visibility to celebrate the members of the trans community who are doing wonderful things in the community.
Although founded in the United States, the event is celebrated worldwide. Additionally, all major LGBTQIA+ rights organizations recognize Trans Day of Visibility as a special day to celebrate members of the trans community.
Unfortunately, the rights of transgender people in our state, and across the country, are under attack. With more anti-trans bills popping up across the nation, there has never been a more important time than now for Trans Day of Visibility. We hope that the community will join us in celebration!
Our community barbecue will start at 6 p.m. with a brief rally for trans rights. Food, music, and booths featuring our community partners are scheduled from 6:30-7:30. Community partners who are joining us include:
If you’re trans or are an ally for trans people, please join us! We would love to have a great showing of support for the trans community.