Campus Pride celebrates Trans Day of Visibility and supports trans youth

Trans Day of Visibility

Today, March 31, 2022, is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). Annually, people celebrate TDOV and Transgender Awareness Week to celebrate pride and raise awareness for the trans community. Read more about the importance of visibility and positive representation for trans people from the Human Rights Campaign report.

According to the HRC, 2021 was the deadliest year for the trans community. And more recently, states have been proposing anti-trans legislation, especially those that target trans youth. It is more important than ever to support your trans friends, family and peers. Support for friends and family of trans individuals can be found at

TDOV 2022 events 

This Saturday, April 2, 2022, LGBTQ organizations like Lambda Legal, Equality Texas and Transgender Education Network of Texas are hosting a Trans Day of Visibility rally at the Texas State Capitol. Sign their petition and check out other resources for supporting trans youth in Texas at

Looking for other ways to celebrate Trans Day of Visibility? Tune in to TikTok’s Trans Day of Visibility LIVE at 9 p.m. EST. Find TDOV events online or near you on Eventbrite or Facebook events. Or check out trans book recommendations from Campus Pride staff Jules Schwenderman. 

Help for trans and nonbinary students

Trans Lifeline is a free resource that provides safe and anonymous care for trans people. Find out more about Trans Lifeline by checking out their hotline, gender-affirming microgrants and other resources. For trans students seeking resources on campus, go to ​​

If you experience bias or discrimination in the classroom, you can use Campus Pride’s bias and hate crime prevention resources or go through your school’s official channels. LGBTQ discrimination is illegal at government-funded institutions under Title IX. Click here for more information about how the law protects LGBTQ students. 

Campus Pride Trans Policy Clearinghouse

Campus Pride’s Trans Policy Clearinghouse is a resource for college and university transgender policies. The clearinghouse is updated regularly by Dr. Genny Beemyn, a scholar on trans issues in higher education and the Director of the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Stonewall Center. Read more trans and nonbinary student resources

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary year in 2021, Campus Pride is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to building future leaders and creating safer, more inclusive communities for LGBTQ people and allies at colleges and universities. Founded in 2001 by nationally-recognized LGBTQ civil rights leader and campus pioneer Shane L. Windmeyer, Campus Pride offers a wide variety of programs and resources for students and prospective students, including the Campus Pride Index, HBCU Clearinghouse, Trans Policy Clearinghouse, Lambda 10, Stop the Hate and Safe Space trainings, and the annual Camp Pride leadership camp.


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