Happy Transgender Visibility Day!

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Happy Transgender Visibility Day!

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | March 31, 2022

Today, March 31, is International Transgender Day of Visibility. This annual event is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by them worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society.
This book was created by Minneapolis artist Archie Bongiovanni in 2018. From the publisher's description: "...this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world."