By Dany Seiler, GHC-SCW Applications Analyst
Today marks the 13th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV).
The day celebrates the resilience and success of transgender and gender-nonconforming people and raises awareness of transgender rights. GHC-SCW is proud to honor this day while raising awareness of transgender and gender-affirming health care inequities.
Activist Rachel Crandall founded TDoV in 2009. Crandall became inspired by the fact that there was no holiday in existence dedicated to honoring the achievements and contributions of transgender people. At the time, the only major transgender-centered commemoration was the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which mourns the victims of hate crimes and violence.
At GHC-SCW, we have established an LGBTQ Health Committee to help improve the equity and inclusivity of care experienced by patients who identify as LGBTQIA+. We hope to continue working together with these patients and members to ensure they receive the best safe and welcoming care. To learn more about our GHC Primary Care Providers interested in LGBTQIA+ care, head to https://ghcscw.com/health-care/lgbtq.
Our affirmation also extends to those who have not yet shared their gender identity at GHC-SCW.
For more information on organizations that support transgender and non-binary individuals, check out:
For transgender and non-binary folks interested in celebrating the day and connecting with other trans folks within the community, join fellow community members for Celebrate Trans Joy in Community on April 23rd. More information is below.
Article reference: https://www.glaad.org/blog/transgender-day-visibility