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Santa Barbara Transgender Day of Visibility
April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10 – $50
Join us on Saturday, April 1st (from 5pm-9pm) to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV)! Santa Barbara TDOV will be an evening with art, music and food, celebrating our transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming community and their families. Suggested ticket donation is $25-$50, $10 for students. Questions about the event? Send an email to [email protected].
What is Transgender Day of Visibility?
Each year on March 31, the world observes Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) to raise awareness about transgender people. It is a day to celebrate the lives and contributions of trans people, while also drawing attention to the poverty, discrimination, and violence the community faces.
International TDOV was created in 2010 by trans advocate Rachel Crandall. Crandall, the head of Transgender Michigan, created TDOV in response to the overwhelming majority of media stories about transgender people being focused on violence. She hoped to create a day where people could re-focus on celebrating the lives of transgender people, empowering them to live authentically, while still acknowledging that due to discrimination, not every trans person can or wants to be visible