Transgender Day of Visibility takes nation, world by storm – by Jessica Carreras

Royal Oak – The first ever international Transgender Day of Visibility was held March 31, and at the epicenter was metro Detroit – where the idea for the day began.

Local events for the day included a panel at Five15 Media, Mojo and More in Royal Oak, where over 30 people gathered to have a dialogue about transgender issues. The panel consisted of activist and public speaker John Corvino, Michael Layne of public relations firm Marx Layne and Company, Triangle Foundation Director Alicia Skillman and Transgender Michigan Co-founder Rachel Crandall.