March 31, 2021
Victoria — The provincial government is joining British Columbians in celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility. The day is dedicated to celebrating Transgender people and their contributions to society as well as bringing awareness to the discrimination faced by Transgender people around the world.
“Trans rights are human rights. The International Transgender Day of Visibility is a reminder that too many queer, trans and gender diverse people in BC still face harassment and prejudice,” said BC Premier John Horgan, “we see you, we hear you and we have more work to do to build a better and more inclusive province for everyone.”
North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice is using today as an opportunity to talk about what it means to be an ally: “Today is a day (like everyday) to recognize and celebrate our Trans friends, family and neighbours, while acknowledging our role in removing the systemic barriers and ending the discrimination they face, said Rice. “Equality is a communal project that can feel overwhelming at times and especially for those in the trans community. We support the trans people, activists, and organizations who champion this cause.
But the struggle is not their whole story; today we see the joy, innovation, education and creativity among the many contributions our trans friends have gifted us.”
Learn more about how to be an ally here