March 31st is the International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). This week, here at the GRCC Library, we visibly display some of our resources highlighting and providing information about our transgender community. According to Olivia Hunt of the National Center for Transgender Equality:
“Trans Day of Visibility is a day specifically to celebrate trans people’s lives and joys, not as struggles, but as triumphs as something to be happy about, to be proud of, to stand up and say that we are here, we are happy, we’re part of our community and our lives are important. That our lives are worthy and we should be celebrated.”
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, provides the following links to resources designed to provide information and help us create and maintain a more trans-inclusive environment.
- Gender Terminology Discussion Guide
- Pronoun Resource
- Know Your Rights Guide
- Guide to Making Student Clubs Inclusive
- Trans Model Policy
You can find more information about these resources and others on their website at www.glsen.org.
So to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility, educate yourself by checking out these links and/or stop in the library to check out some of the resources we have in support of the Transgender community.