Trans Day of Visibility

March 31 is Trans Day of Visibility, a day to intentionally celebrate the achievements and contributions of transgender and gender diverse community members while also putting a spotlight on the work that remains to be done to eliminate discrimination and remove systemic barriers.

On this day, and generally, we reaffirm our commitments to inclusion and specifically trans inclusion. All faculty, staff, and students at UBC can take this opportunity to reflect on their individual and collective responsibility to create respectful working, learning, and living spaces. We can all help build welcoming to and inclusive of trans and gender diverse community members of UBC.

First created in 2009-2010 by a US-based trans advocate Rachel Crandall, TDOV is intended to re-focus the narrative about trans people away from stories of violence and suffering towards the celebration of transgender lives and contributions. However, the day still provides space for recognition of the ongoing need to remove remaining systemic barriers and daily injustices and discrimination experienced by trans and gender diverse people.

As a day of celebration, TDOV complements the annual Trans Day of Remembrance on November 20th, an opportunity to remember those who lost their lives or suffered due to anti-trans violence.


Vancouver / Virtual

Gender Pirates: A Trans Day of Visibility Collection
March 31, 7:00 PM
An evening of trans-centred events celebrating International Day of Trans Visibility organized by the Queer Arts Festival / SUM Gallery.

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Trans Day of Visibility Celebration
EME Foyer
March 31, 11:00 AM

Join the Equity Ambassadors, Trans Peer Mentorship Program volunteers and the UBCO Engiqueers for a celebration of 2022 Transgender Day of Visibility. Cupcakes, balloons, a quiz and prizes.


For UBC Trans and Gender Diverse Community Members

2SLGBTQIA+ Affinity Group
UBC is in the process of forming a 2SLGBTQIA+ affinity group for faculty and staff. Contact us if you would like to get stay connected with the developments of this group, get in touch.

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Trans and Gender Diverse Faculty Group
An informal group for trans and gender diverse faculty at UBC for mutual support and building of a sense of community.

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Pride Collective
The Pride Collective is a UBC Vancouver AMS resource group that offers educational and social services dealing with sexual and gender diversity to the UBC community, including but not limited to students, staff, and faculty.

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SUO Pride Resource Centre

The UBCO Pride Resource Centre (PRC) was founded in 2003 and is a space on campus where LGBT and Ally students can come and talk about issues and challenges they face on and off campus.

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Trans, Two-Spirit and Gender Diversity Task Force
Trans, Two-Spirit, and Gender Diversity task force provides strategic direction to UBC’s senior leadership in the area of gender identity, gender expression and human rights.

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Gender Diversity Hub
UBC Equity & Inclusion Office

Transgender and gender-diverse faculty and staff at UBC
UBC Human resources

Being an effective trans ally
The 519

Trans Day of Visibility Collection of Resources

Milestones in the journey to equal rights and acceptance
Queer Events


Handsome and Majestic
A short film about a trans boy in British Columbia.

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Why We Need Gender Neutral Bathrooms
A Ted Talk by Ivan Coyote who speaks from personal experiences about the need for trans inclusive infrastructure like bathrooms.

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Laverne Cox
A one-hour in-depth documentary featuring Laverne Cox and 7 other trans folks.

Watch now via YouTube