Today, March 31st, is International Transgender Day of Visibility, when we celebrate the lives of our transgender friends, family members, coworkers, and community!
“Open Door aims to support the health and wellbeing of our transgender patients through whole person care, support groups, and sharing community resources,” says Open Door’s Health Resources Manager, Sandra Miliotti. “We celebrate the diversity and contribution of transgender people.”
Transgender stories are often erased or ignored, so the goal of Transgender Day of Visibility – started by activist, social worker, and educator Rachel Crandall in 2009 – is for us to see, hear, and honor our transgender community!
“Even if you do not know it, you know and love at least one transgender person. Our lives matter, our health matters, and our relationships matter every bit as much as those of anyone else. Trans people are here and we have always been here. Support us and help us create a world where we are safe to live exactly as we know we are meant to.”
– Jack Allen, Transgender Health Case Manager, ODCHC
Learn more about Open Door’s Transgender Health Services and support groups.