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Special Edition
Annually on March 31, we honor International Transgender Day of Visibility. TDoV is a time to recognize and celebrate transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people throughout the world, and raise awareness of the work that still needs to be done.

This special edition newsletter shines a spotlight on news, arts, and resources that amplify the joy, resilience, and power of our TGNC community.
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"Indulgence As Self Love" by Amir Khadar, with Trans Student Wellness Initiative at UC Berkeley
Transgender Day of Resilience is an annual art event from Forward Together, and it is a "love offering to trans people of color everywhere." Although some of the art is specifically related to Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20) or Resilience, most is relevant year-round. Visit the link below to enjoy, download, and share 7 years' of affirming art.

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Last week, Stella Keating became the first transgender teen to testify before the U.S. Senate. Stella spoke out in support of the Equality Act, landmark legislation to extend discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

"This is the United States of America. The country that I love. Every young person … every person … regardless of who they are or who they love, should be able to be excited about their future."

Stella is a Champion with the GenderCool Project, a youth-led storytelling movement to replace misinformation with real experiences of transgender and non-binary youth.

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Access and share Transgender Media Portal's list of BIPOC Trans filmmakers and their works, many of which are available to watch online.

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More than 20 state bills have been introduced this year to exclude transgender youth from participating in sports or receiving gender-affirming health care, and many advocates and allies are speaking out in response.

A speech by Missouri attorney Brandon Boulware recently went viral when he spoke in support of his "wonderful and beautiful transgender daughter" before the Missouri House of Representatives.

"As a parent, the one thing we cannot do--the one thing--is silence our child's spirit."

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by & about TGNC folx"
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon (sci-fi, BIPOC focus, nonbinary author)
Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg (literary and historical fiction, Transgender author)
The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar (novel, BIPOC focus, Transgender author)
Love After the End by Joseph Whitehead (fiction anthology of Two-Spirit and queer Indigenous writers)
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (fiction, Transgender author)
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (YA novel, BIPOC focus, Transgender author)
Uncomfortable Labels: My Life as a Gay Autistic Trans Woman by Lara Kate Dale (memoir, Transgender author)
Yes, You Are Trans Enough by Mia Violet (memoir, Transgender author)
Not Just a Tomboy: A Trans Masculine Memoir by Caspar J. Baldwin (memoir, Transgender author)
Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton (Black history, Transgender author)
To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults by Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre (website and book, Transgender author and photographer)
Wonderfully and Purposely Made: I Am Enough: A Journal All About Me by Cheryl B. Evans (ally, parent of Transgender child)
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