INTERNATIONAL TRANS VISIBILITY DAY. This Sunday, March 31, marks the 15th edition of the International Day which celebrates the transgender community, known as TDOV.

[Updated March 29, 2024 at 7:01 p.m.] The annual event to celebrate the transgender community and denounce the discrimination faced by transgender people around the world is being held this Sunday, March 31, 2024. On the occasion of this day , many transgender personalities are mobilizing on social networks (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr) by posting selfies or personal stories, and associations are campaigning for greater awareness of the difficulties encountered by transgender people, young and old , in terms of discrimination, administrative difficulties and transphobic violence. As for educational Instagram accounts to follow in France, we won’t ignore beneveillance_en_spray, Aggressively Trans, or even Translovestories.

On the occasion of International Transgender Visibility Day, events are organized mainly in major cities in France. This year 2024, a festive event is taking place in Paris with the launch party of the TransDay Festival at Tango Paris, 11, rue au Maire in the 3rd arrondissement. The event is being held this Sunday, March 31, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., with the program, a first part of dances for two (salsa, tango, rock, waltz, chachacha, mambo) then a Queer Clubbing from 8 p.m. with a trans pop singer who will ignite the audience with hits from Dalida and even Dua Lipa. More performances from transgender and allied artists are expected. Entrance costs 10 euros and the profits are donated to the organization of the next inclusive and activist Miss T France 2024 competition.

The first International Trans Day of Visibility dates back to March 31, 2009, at the initiative of transgender activist Rachel Crandall from Michigan, who created the event in response to the only day of remembrance of people then-existing Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors transgender victims of heinous killings. The International Transgender Day of Visibility is dedicated to celebrating living members of the transgender community, for a better deconstruction of gender stereotypes. The event, since led by Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER), is celebrated internationally, notably in Ireland and Scotland in 2014, and in France since 2018.

The International Transgender Day of Visibility, also called TDOV (for Trans Day of Visibility) on social networks, has been organized in Paris since 2018 by Inter-LGBT, Pari-T, the LGBT center of Paris and Île-de-France -France, the associations Bi’Cause and MAG Jeunes LGBT. The demonstrations usually take place on the Promenade Coccinelle in the 18th arrondissement, because it bears the name of the transgender artist Jacqueline Charlotte Dufresnoy (1931-2006), known as Coccinelle, born Jacques Charles Dufresnoy, the first French personality to have changed her identity. ‘marital status.