International Transgender Day of Visibility is a an event that happens annually on March 31st. The day is dedicated to celebrating the Trans community, raising awareness of the barriers they face, and advocating for their rights.

This year, QMUNITY is inviting you to take a stand in support of Transgender folks living in BC and across the world by participating in a province-wide social media and advocacy campaign entitled #YouBelongHere.

The goal of the campaign is to take-over the social media feeds of everyone living in BC to show that we stand alongside our Trans community, and that we are committed to protecting Trans voices everywhere we can.

Here’s how you can join the campaign in 4 easy steps:

1. Download and print, or come in to our office to pose for a picture holding one of our statements of support

You can print the posters by clicking here and downloading them. If you’d like to snap a picture holding one of our large signs, you can drop by our office anytime before or on March 31st.

2. Take a photo holding up a statement of support

People are what drive real change in the world. By taking a photo of you and/or your team holding up signs of support, you are showing your commitment to supporting the Trans community.

3. Post your photo on social media on March 31st

We encourage you to post it using the hashtag #YouBelongHere:

“Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Today, and every day, we stand in support of trans people across BC. We acknowledge the many systemic struggles and barriers they face and are committed to creating safer spaces for everyone within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to thrive, regardless of gender identity. #YouBelongHere

4. Turn your words into action

There are multiple ways you can turn your statement into action.

  • Contact your local representatives to ask what they’re doing to support the trans community every day of the year.
  • Consider making a donation to local organizations that provide ongoing support, programs, and services to the trans community. This may include mental health services, as well as peer-to-peer and legal support.
  • Ask the people in your network to join the #YouBelongHere campaign as well. Seeing you show support and participate in this campaign can help create waves in your local community, be sure to tag @QMUNITY and use the #YouBelongHere hashtag so we can make an impact on March 31.

Thank you for participating in this year’s International Trans Day of Visibility campaign. The support of community members, businesses, and organizations like yours has the power to create real change in the world.

If you, or anyone you know would like to learn more about QMUNITY and the work we do in support of the trans community, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected] or by phone at 604-684-5307.

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