Human Rights Campaign Celebrates Transgender Day of Visibility 2022


Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, honors the International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). Held annually on March 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility is a time to celebrate transgender and non-binary people around the globe and acknowledge the courage it takes to live openly and authentically. HRC & other advocates also use the day to raise awareness around discrimination and violence that trans people still face.

“Transgender and non-binary people face countless challenges—and through it all, they have continued to fight for visibility, share their stories and organize for lived and legal equality. Transgender and non-binary people are our friends, our neighbors, our colleagues, our family, and our loved ones. As we celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility, we must continue to shine a light on the epidemic of violence impacting Black and Brown transgender women and the discriminatory, dangerous bills being pushed through state legislatures around the country – bills that could prevent schools from being safe for trans and non-binary students, prevent trans student-athletes from playing sports, cut off access to age-appropriate, medically-necessary health care, and more. While these developments are frightening, we have a deep, confident hope that together we can defeat these attacks and move forward to a more equitable world for transgender and non-binary people.”

While we recognize our gains as a community this TDOV, we also know there is much more work to be done. Earlier this week, the HRC Foundation, in partnership with Civis Analytics, released Trans Lives & Positive Visibility: How News & Media Can Positively Cover Trans and Non-Binary Stories. This report gives new insight into how media coverage and broader “visibility” can both affect society’s perception of the transgender community as a whole, as well as transgender individuals. Further, it identifies how media sources may either intentionally, or inadvertently, perpetuate stigma towards trans and non-binary people in the stories that they cover and the way they cover them.

Transgender and non-binary people continue to face legislative and executive attacks across the United States. So far, in 2022, HRC is tracking 583+ pieces of potentially LGBTQ+-related legislation and, of those, atlmore than 310 are anti-LGBTQ+, and more than 135+ are specifically anti-transgender bills. Earlier this week in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the so-called “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill (HB 1557) — discriminatory and dangerous legislation that seeks to silence teachers from talking about LGBTQ+ issues or people—into law. Iowa, South Dakota, and Utah have enacted laws this year that ban transgender girls from participating in sports, and seven other pieces of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation await action by governors in Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Additionally, last month, Texas Gov. Abbott and Texas Attorney General Paxton took unprecedented steps to prevent transgender youth from accessing best-practice, age-appropriate, medically necessary, gender-affirming care by threatening to charge parents and medical care providers of transgender children with child abuse.

As part of our efforts to combat anti-trans actions in Texas specifically, HRC will be joining with coalition partners for a Trans Day of Visibility Rally on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol. Texas has become a flashpoint in recent months, with lawless, groundless attacks on transgender youth and their families by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton. HRC previously worked with more than 60 major companies to speak out in opposition to these acts, and shared an open letter signed by thousands of parents of trans youth calling attention to the attacks on transgender people across the country.

While TDOV represents a much-needed opportunity to celebrate trans joy and uplift trans lives, we must pause to acknowledge the ongoing epidemic of violence against transgender and non-binary people, especially against Black and Brown transgender women. In November 2021, ahead of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the HRC Foundation released “An Epidemic of Violence: Fatal Violence Against Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People in 2021,” a heartbreaking report honoring the trans people killed and detailing the contributing and motivating factors that lead to this tragic violence. Sadly, 2021 was the deadliest year yet on record, seeing at least 57 trans or gender non-conforming people in the U.S. fatally killed by violent means. In 2022, we have seen at least eight such deaths. We say at least because too often these stories go unreported — or misreported.

To learn more about the Human Rights Campaign’s work on transgender equality, including the work done by its Transgender Justice Initiative, visit HRC offers a guide to reporters on how to cover transgender-related stories, which can be found here.

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  1. Transgender Day !! What the hell is that? When would be the DAY for Non-Tranny Persons. There seems to be DAY for all things. When is DIG A LATRINE HOLE DAY? Who is that man/woman with Gaston Browne?



      Tabor , You are showing your RACIST COLOURS. Our Prime Minister is All inclusive. Tabor and UPP DO NOT FOREIGNERS and LGBTQ . You Guys must stop it.

    It must eat at them when no one is around. You can remove and add body parts but can’t remove your thoughts. 🤣🤣🤣 He still remember when he use to stand and urinate, and the times he had to wash 🧼 it.

  3. That is “love You to the moon and back “ comrade Washie. The one who is always begging for money and other help on Browne and Browne show.

  4. Why has Gaston Browne taken so many pictures with Washington Bramble and why are they always so close and to the point of touching? I dear say that does not look too good.

      • JACK DANIEL 2 what is myopic about my comment. I know Washington Bramble and we speak when we meet on the street. However, that does not mean that when we converse that our bodies must be touching. My body would not be touching that of Washington Bramble or any other man. Now you might have my friend Washington cussing me for referring to him as a “he”.


      Tabor , You are showing your RACIST COLOURS. Our Prime Minister is All inclusive. Tabor and UPP DO NOT FOREIGNERS and LGBTQ . You Guys must stop it.

  5. The LGBWTAPQ aka the Alphabet Soup Gang is the most powerful #POLITICAL and #RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION in the HUEman World in this dispensation!
    It’s no surprise, that #POLITRICKTANS suck up to them!

  6. I really Cant believe this. God creates a man and that person decides he wants to be a woman isnt that what you call a sickness and not racist, wow! Are we for real? We are even going against the creators will and feel proud about it. Hmmm Sodom and Gomarrah will burn once more. Hope we dont say God is racist when he does what he wants, i have nothing against another human being but i have a problem when we try to be what we are not, stop lying to ourselves.

    • Some people are bullying everybody to accept that sick people should rule the world. I think that these people should seek the psychological help they need as they are so messed up. It can’t be normal to go against nature.

  7. Anti man
    You look so happy in the picture preparing for election 😄
    Human rights means to have clean and respectful government as well not corrupted
    With ministers sons collecting money from investors and breaking the law its time to step down and face the reality Antigua become a crime zone because of your leadership
    No new investments coming all we hear from you bla bla bla
    You are just looking for sponsorship

  8. All you people should Check this man’s Facebook page and tell me what honourable Prime Minister would be embracing this filth.

  9. So many things wrong with their statements…
    The duty of the media is to present all sides and then allow grown adults to decide for themselves how to interpret a situation. The truth should be obvious if all information is available. If you have to try to manipulate media coverage to convince rational adults of something then something is wrong with the story that you are trying to sell… If you want to convince (aka confuse) children with drastic things before they are old enough to understand all sides then something is definitely wrong with what you are up to as well… Maybe they should ask themselves what that is… Maybe it’s the fact that there is no science to support the idea of being in the “wrong body”. There is no special category of “transgender” people who need any special “human rights”. Biology trumps Pschology as a “science”. Your DNA is what it is. Before they can argue for “human rights” for a particular group, they first need to establish that this group even exists in reality. Human rights activists and attorneys are not qualified to determine that for all of humanity without even consulting with actual natural scientists (not just psychologists or sociologists). Clearly, some people do not feel comfortable with their socially assigned gender roles. It is not clear that the solution to that is to encourage them to mutilate their bodies to try to feel better and to teach this idea to impressionable children. It is more realistic to change sociology than to pretend to change biology. Thus, it would be better for them to carve out new modified gender roles that they feel good about or just find a group of like-minded friends to hang out with than to pretend to change their identity…

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