Transgender Day of Visibility

What is Transgender Day of Visibility?

Every year on March 31st we celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) as a way to honour and celebrate our transgender students, staff, friends and families. TDOV is an opportunity to highlight the unique experiences, courage and achievements of trans and gender diverse people all over the world. UQ treasures the diversity of its community, and we value this opportunity to acknowledge that living openly and authentically is not a privilege that all members of our society are born with. For some it comes only after immense struggle and fierce determination – it is this bravery that we raise awareness of and celebrate on this day.

At a time when the future is uncertain, when freedoms we have taken for granted are challenged by the adoption of regressive policies and other voices speak louder than messages of diversity and inclusion, we take this opportunity to reassure the LGBTQIA+ communities, particularly our trans and gender diverse students and staff, that you are all welcome at UQ. You are safe and you are supported. We celebrate your triumphs and we acknowledge your struggles.

Who else is celebrating?

Tune in on 30 March from 5PM – 6:30PM for this Trans Day of Visibility live stream event
Join Minus18 for trivia on March 31 from 3PM – 3:30PM UTC+11
Join Johnny Valkyrie for this community video that will premiere midday on 31 March

Celebrating Trans Leaders

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility, an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the contributions of transgender people worldwide. Read on to learn more about some of the achievements of our trans community – from UQ and across the globe.

Why pink white and blue?

About the Trans flag

The Trans Flag is made-up of three colours that play on traditional gender colours. Baby blue (representing boys) baby pink (representing girls) and white for those who are transitioning, intersex or consider themselves as having an unidentified gender. The flag was created by American Trans women Monica Helms in 1999 and was first flown at the Phoenix, Arizona pride in 2000.