Trans Day of Visibility 2024

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Today is Trans Day of Visibility, for many of us, we recognise that being trans is a struggle, but today, I want to ignore all of that and look at the positives that have come out of being out and proud as a trans person in Australia.

Since I started Trans.au, last year, I’ve had people close to me come out, I’ve had phone calls from strangers asking what to do because they feel like they are may be trans or gender diverse. And it all proves a point that I love to use on days like these.

You can’t be what you can’t see.

Abbie Clark, Developer of Trans.au

So today, on Trans Day of Visibility, let’s be out and proud so that those around us can see a happy and thriving trans person. So that those that may still be worried about coming out can feel like they have hope for the for the future. Something that they can look forward to, someone to look up to. It’s so important to have role models in the community. Especially amongst the trans community where finding the resources that we need can be a real challenge. There’s still a lot of “it’s not what you know but who you know” amongst the trans community. Finding the resources that we need can be a real struggle on your own but sitting down with a trans person can give you access to all kinds of information that you didn’t know existed. Places like local community groups, websites like this and sharing your story to give them hope for the future.

It may still feel like a fight for our rights to so many, but we’ve also come so far, with legislation for birth certificate reform coming through in Queensland, conversion therapy bans having just been passed in New South Wales, with several other states looking into them as well. We’ve still got a lot to fight for and defend but today, let’s look at the positive side of things. Things like trans joy and gender euphoria, being able to be your full self and express yourself in the best way that you can.

Today, we want to be out there and be seen for who we are. So that we can give a human face to many, and hope for those coming up alongside us. So join me today and be seen for those around us.

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