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The first annual National Trans Visibility march will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, in Washington, D.C. in honor of members of the LGBTQ community who are transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary. They will march together along with their allies together against the hate and discrimination they are facing like the transgender military ban and threats against the national equality act.
Before the march, however, organizers have put together the Torch Award Ceremony “honoring TGNC/NB leaders for their more than 15 years of national service.” Among the awardees is Michigan’s own Rachel Crandall-Crocker, a registered social worker and licensed psychotherapist, as well as the founder and organizer of the International Transgender Day of Visibility. She said she was surprised but thrilled to receive the recognition.
“I only heard about it a week ago when I found out that they were honoring me. It wasn’t anything I was aware of and it wasn’t anything I applied for. However, I am really flattered,” she said. “It was amazing when I found about it. I am really honored.”
The march will also serve as a call to action, organizers said.
“… to dismantle the social structures that have oppressed and disenfranchised transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary people.”
To find out how to register to attend this event visit glaad.org.