March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility
NEW HOPE CELEBRATES invites everyone to take a moment to reflect upon and recognize the contributions of transgendered persons in our community, around the country, and the world! Today’s International Transgender Day of Visibility is dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging transgender people and their impact in improving their communities and the lives of all those around them.
In addition, as a day of visibility, today we recognize the still on-going day-to-day discrimination those in the transgender community – including children – still face. We hope you take a moment today to reflect on the positive impact of transgendered people and on the many steps still needed to take to ensure transgendered people – including children – receive the recognition, respect, and treatment they deserve.
New Hope Celebrates has joined over 150 other Prides from around the world to support #PrideWithTheT
Fifty years ago, brave trans people stood up to police brutality, political indifference, and widespread hate. They stood alongside their lesbian, gay and bisexual friends and comrades, and said that enough was enough.
Half a century on, and as the current custodians of the Pride movement that sprang from this uprising, we acknowledge our roots and stand on the shoulders of those brave pioneers. We are disgusted and appalled by the visceral hatred and intolerance being targeted at the trans community.
Our Pride organisations are founded on a basis of respect, and we demand that all who come to Pride share our commitment to the equality and human rights of everyone in the LGBTI community.
Those who oppose equality and respect for any section of our community are as unwelcome at Pride as those who oppose equality and respect for every section of our community.
We say again that enough is enough. We are proud to be part of this great movement, and we affirm that our Pride stands firmly With The T.
Pride Organizations that have signed on -> Click here