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March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility


Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024, at 5:54 PM

March 31st is Transgender Day of Visibility, an occasion to celebrate the strength, resilience, and contributions of the transgender community! At Vermont Adult Learning, we stand proudly alongside our transgender learners, educators, and community members. We believe in the power of education to create positive change, to break down barriers, and to empower individuals to live their truth. That’s why we’re committed to providing inclusive and affirming learning environments where transgender individuals can thrive and flourish. Together, we can build a world where everyone, regardless of gender identity, can reach their full potential and live their lives with dignity and pride.

Interested in learning more about transgender issues or how to be a better ally? Check out the resources we’ve compiled below!

  • Pride Center of Vermont – Pride Center of Vermont is the region’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing the health and safety of LGBTQ+ Vermonters. Website: pridecentervt.org
  • Outright Vermont – A local advocacy organization dedicated to creating better future for Vermont’s LGBTQ+ youth. Website: outrightvt.org
  • National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) – A leading advocacy organization that provides resources, policy analysis, and support for transgender individuals. Website: transequality.org
  • GLAAD – GLAAD works to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ+ people through media advocacy, including resources specifically focused on transgender issues. Website: glaad.org
  • Transgender Law Center – Provides legal assistance, policy advocacy, and resources to support transgender individuals and communities. Website: transgenderlawcenter.org
  • The Trevor Project – A leading organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ youth, including resources specifically tailored to transgender individuals. Website: thetrevorproject.org
  • Gender Spectrum – Offers resources, training, and support to create gender-inclusive environments for children, teens, and families. Website: genderspectrum.org
  • Trans Lifeline – A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people, offering peer support and resources. Website: translifeline.org
  • Lambda Legal – Provides legal advocacy and resources to advance the civil rights of LGBTQ+ individuals, including transgender people. Website: lambdalegal.org
  • Transgender Resource Center (TRC) – Offers educational resources, support groups, and advocacy services for transgender individuals and their families. Website: transgendercenter.org
  • Books and Articles: There are numerous books and articles written by transgender authors and activists that provide valuable insights into transgender experiences and issues. Some notable titles include “Transgender History” by Susan Stryker, “Redefining Realness” by Janet Mock, and “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves” edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth.

These resources cover a range of topics including legal rights, healthcare, mental health support, community resources, and educational materials. They are valuable tools for both individuals seeking to learn more about transgender issues and organizations looking to create more inclusive spaces.

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