Transgender Day of Visibility
International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society.
How you can get involved
Print a poster for TDOV
Download our TDOV poster to print out and pin-up! Look out for these posters on digital signs around campus.
WEBINAR: Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Education: A Review
11am – 12pm, Wednesday 1 April 2020
MDHS is hosting a webinar for TDoV featuring Dr Asiel Adan Sanchez talking about what the next generation of trans-friendly doctors looks like. Please note that this webinar will be recorded and made available after the live event.
Dr Asiel Adan Sanchez is an academic registrar at the Department of General Practice. They are a medical graduate from The University of Melbourne and completed their medical training in Melbourne’s west, working in emergency, psychiatry, general medicine, obstetrics and pediatrics. Their research focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) health in medical education. Asiel is a member of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine and has a special interest in HIV medicine, sexual health and trans-affirming healthcare. Asiel's recent collaborative research and their online resource, Wavelength, is available here. Wavelength is a free open access resource on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex health for medical students and health professionals.
Register for the webinar
PLEASE NOTE: The following events may be cancelled – register to stay up to date.
Trans Pride March
To celebrate Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV), the first Melbourne Trans Pride March is happening at the end of this month on the 29th March. This is a super exciting event and a great way to celebrate trans folk.
UMSU Queer and UMSU Women's will be hosting a banner making for the March for the UMSU contingent. Come along, show your support, and do some art activism! You can find the official march event here, and if you are not trans, a good way to be an ally is to sign up to be a marshal!
Celebrating trans and gender diverse people
This Transgender Day of Visibility, we are celebrating the achievements of trans and gender diverse people; from those near and dear to us to international names.
Andie Moore | 2019 UMSU Queer Office Bearer
Our own Andie Moore led the UMSU Queer Political Action Collective 'Stalls For All' campaign in 2019 to promote accessible bathrooms on campus. The campaign drew attention to the lack of all-gender bathrooms on University campuses, especially in Parkville. The campaign was successful in highlighting health and wellbeing issues related to not offering all-gender bathrooms, and got the attention of University leadership, prompting the University of Melbourne decision to implement 500 more single-stall, all-gender bathrooms.
- University of Melbourne Trans Medical Research – How to support someone who is trans
- International Transgender Day of Visibility
- Transgender Victoria
- UniMelb CAPS – Counselling and Psychological Services provide LGBTI+ counselling and support
- Switchboard – Peer-driven support services (including telephone and web counselling) for LGBTIQA+ people, their families, allies and communities
- ACON Language Guide: Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion
- GLAAD Transgender Media Program
- Minus 18 – 'Trans 101' videos on the basics for trans and gender diverse people and their allies
- ABC iView program – “You can’t ask that: Transgender”
- ABC iView 'What it's like' – "To be transgender" a show for young people
- Telethon Kids Institute – Trans Pathways Summary
- Ygender – Peer led social support and advocacy group for trans/gender diverse young people