A time to celebrate

thespec.com – By Colleen McTigue

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. This event was started in 2009 by Michigan-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall as a way to celebrate the transgender community in all its diversity. It is a day for transgender people to stand up and be counted, and also for cisgender (nontransgender) people to learn about and celebrate their transgender brothers and sisters. It is not a day of remembrance or a day of protest, but a day of celebration.