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31 Mar | Celebration Day | LGBT+ Equality

Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility 2024

31 March is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV), a day dedicated to raising visibility and awareness of trans and non-binary people worldwide. TDoV began in 2009 as an opportunity to celebrate and uplift Trans voices on an international scale. It is now celebrated by people across the world.

The founder of TDoV, Rachel Crandall-Crocker, has said: “I was upset that the only day that we had was Transgender Day of Remembrance, because I tend to get really depressed on that day. I wanted a day when, rather than talking about those who passed away, we could talk about those of us who were alive. And I wanted a day that would bring together trans people from all over the world.” 

Rachel chose March to celebrate TDoV so as to avoid stepping on the toes of any other events, like Transgender Day of Remembrance or Pride Month. The event now has widespread recognition and is being celebrated by people across the world. 

It is a day that recognises the achievements of trans and non-binary people, as well as raising awareness of the issues this diverse community continues to face, including combating transphobia, discrimination, bullying and harassment.

University of Lincoln's commitment to our trans community

At the University of Lincoln we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and be treated with kindness, dignity and respect.

Over the last few months we have been listening to the lived experience of our trans staff and students - the challenges they face and the changes they would like to see. Through a series of focus groups and co-creation workshops, we have co-created with them a new comprehensive policy – our 'Trans+, Gender Identity and Non-Binary Policy', which is currently being finalised.

Internal Resources and Support

LGBTQI+ Staff Network

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LGBT+ Student Life

LGBTQ+ Online Inclusivity Toolkit