International Transgender Day of Visibility 2021

Today is a day of celebration in the transgender community—International Transgender Day of Visibility. I grew up in a small, rural town and I had no idea what transgender was until I was well into my teens. I didn’t know any transgender people and our only representation in media was on television shows like the Jerry Springer Show or movies like Ace Ventura Pet Detective where we were made fun of, especially Black trans women and other transgender women of color. Visibility in those days came at the expense of ourselves, we were the butt of the joke, we were … Continue reading International Transgender Day of Visibility 2021