For those of you who didn’t know, today is Transgender Awareness Day!
Different days mean different things to different people. For some, today is just another day. For others, however, today is an important day. For me, today holds a sort of special place in my heart because I came out to my parents last year on Transgender Awareness Day. For me, today is a day which not only can help to show the world we exist, but is a day where I personally showed those in my life that I exist. Some of us are bringing awareness to ourselves, and I want you to know I am proud of you.
There has been a lot of progress made regarding the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals, including transgender individuals, within the past year. Even though we still push for equality on different issues, it’s important to remember what we have accomplished, because we’ve done some great things.
If you get the chance, wear either light blue, light pink, or white today to show your support for the trans* community. Try to get together with some friends and make the transgender flag with your different colored shirts. If you do, make sure to post it with #TransgenderAwarenessDay.
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