International Trans Day of Visibility Rally

Please let Deb Cogswell know if you are interested in carpooling to the rally at the State Capitol.  If you do not have her contact information, please send an email to so we can forward the information appropriately.

International Trans Day of Visibility was created in 2010 by trans advocate Rachel Crandall. Crandall, the head of Transgender Michigan, in response to the overwhelming majority of media stories about transgender people and the violence directed towards them. 

Each year on March 31, the world observes TDOV to raise awareness about transgender people. It is a day to celebrate the lives and contributions of trans people, while also drawing attention to the poverty, discrimination, and violence the community faces. 

Racheal’s goal was to create a day where people could re-focus on celebrating the lives of transgender people, empowering them to live authentically, while still acknowledging that due to discrimination, not every trans person can or wants to be visible. 

While we have made significant progress in recent years, with more visibility than ever before, we are still fighting for basic human rights for the community. Today and every day we must celebrate all trans and non-binary people everywhere and combat disinformation, discrimination and hate that is impacting their community.

To take action, there will be a rally at our state capitol on March 30th from 2-4 pm. Mrs. Crandall Crocker will be the guest speaker.

For more information on what you can do to support trans people, check out or the National United Church of Christ at


Mar 30 2024


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Deb Cogswell