International Transgender Day of Visibility was founded in 2009 by transgender activist and organizer Rachel Crandall. International Transgender Day of Visibility occurs annually on March 31 to acknowledge successes and celebrate living members of the transgender community.
WSU Vancouver recognizes International Transgender Day of Visibility. Transgender and gender-variant people and communities are alive, surviving and thriving at WSU Vancouver and beyond. Throughout Transgender Day of Visibility and the days that follow, WSU Vancouver encourages campus members and partners to take a moment to acknowledge the achievements of transgender and gender-variant communities; particularly the accomplishments of and sacrifices made by Black, Brown and Indigenous transgender women, who have been at the forefront and continue to lead in the pursuit of equity and civil rights for all transgender and gender-variant people.
WSU Vancouver is committed to building a community of equity-mindedness, cultural responsiveness and inclusive excellence where students, staff and faculty feel a sense of belonging, safety and visibility. This is bolstered by the strategic imperative to promote an ethical and socially just society through an intentional effort to infuse inclusion, equity and diversity throughout the WSU Vancouver campus fabric. On International Transgender Day of Visibility and beyond, WSU Vancouver is dedicated to being and becoming a place where all students, staff, faculty and external partners, specifically transgender and gender variant campus members, are empowered to live their best life and thrive beyond measure.