The 31st of March is International Transgender Day of Visibility. It is a day to celebrate the lives and achievements of transgender people in our community and across the world.
Govanhill Baths Community Trust unconditionally stands in solidarity with trans people. We support the right of trans people for equality and empower trans people to live their lives freely and confidently.
We strive to make our programmes and services inclusive of all members of our community and actively seek to address potential barriers within our organisation. Trans Rights are Human Rights.
If you wish to find out more about Trans rights please click to visit the Stonewall website.
To celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility artist Jem Milton discusses gender diversity and representation through drawings in a specially-commissioned film “Drawing Gender Diversity”. Jem will also explores what the world can learn from transgender bodies.
The short film premieres at 7:00pm on Wednesday 31 March and will be available on the following: Govanhill Baths Facebook and YouTube channels.
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Viewers are encouraged to post questions that Jem will answer in a future video. Questions can be asked on Facebook or YouTube. All questions and comments will be moderated. To ask a question anonymously please click to go to this page on our website.
Jem says: “The liberation of gender ideologies is freeing for everyone in the same way that women no longer have to wear skirts and corsets, men don’t have to be confined to traditional masculine clothes and behaviours, non-binary people don’t have to perform their identity through their clothing, just as transgender people are valid whether or not they are transitioning physically. When we start to think about individuals as just that; individuals, we can start unpacking the boxes of gender that we rely on to categorise and make assumptions about people based on their appearances and behaviour. What this comes down to is essentially that understanding trans people means understanding everyone more fully, i.e trans rights are human rights.”
International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event on the 31st March, dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender and gender non-conforming people while raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save trans lives.