Trans Day of Visibility
What is Trans Day of Visibility?
Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) is a day to show support for the trans community, celebrating their lives and contributions. It also raises awareness of the discrimination trans people face and aims to spread understanding of trans people to increase visibility and acceptance in society.
TDOV takes place on the 31st of March every year.
How is Trans Day of Visibility celebrated?
Every March 31st, employers, allies, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming and more come together to celebrate the day, raise awareness, and bring attention to lives of people in the community. Events are held and awareness campaigns run online by organisations who support and improve the lives of trans people.
Trans Day of Visibility and Employment
Inclusive workplaces encourage people to be themselves at work without fear or consequence. Employers can use Trans Day of Visibility to create a safe space for trans employees by:
- Sharing information and resources relevant to the day
- Checking policies and procedure are Trans-Inclusive, considering dress codes and use of bathrooms and gender segregated spaces
- Providing LGBTQ+ e-Learning, or training to all employees to increase understanding and reduce bias
- Engaging senior leaders to promote zero tolerance of discrimination, including Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia
- Creating a safe space, such as an ERG or Employee network
- Asking the ERG or Employee Network to get involved, draft communications or run an event