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Transgender Day of Visibility

March 31 is the day that annually marks the Transgender Day of Visibility (or TDOV). TDOV was founded in 2009 by Rachel Crandall, a Michigan-based transgender activist and the Executive Director of Transgender Michigan. TDOV was commenced in order to bring awareness to and celebrate the successes of transgender and gender-nonconforming people. TDOV is an important day for the LGBTQ2S+ community. TDOV is to be distinguished from the Transgender Day of Remembrance (or TDOR), which is held every year on November 20 to memorialize the transgender people who have lost their lives as a result of anti-transgender violence.

In contrast, TDOV is a day dedicated to honour and empower the lives of transgender, non-binary people and gender non-conforming people.

The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, through its Equity and Diversity Committee, is committed to diversity and inclusiveness and increasing awareness among its members and the population generally. Today we take the opportunity to honour and empower those who identify as transgender, non-binary or gender non-conforming, and to recognize their struggle in society.

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