Itâ€™s Motherâ€™s Day today (hi mum!), and itâ€™s also international transgender day of visibility. The former is a celebration of mums; the latter, a celebration of their sons and daughters. I know Motherâ€™s Day can be hard for some women, cisgender or transgender: not everybody who desperately wants to be a mum can be one, and of the people who are parents not everyone gets to spend today with their children. I hope that if youâ€™re one of the people who finds today difficult you find a way to be good to yourself today.
International transgender day of visibility is about raising awareness. Itâ€™s about reminding people that we are sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers. We are your friends, your colleagues, your next door neighbours. And itâ€™s also about raising awareness of the discrimination and intolerance transgender people still face; intolerance that may well be in the pages of the newspapers you read today.
This, from BBCâ€™s The Social, is wonderful.
We are your neighbours, siblings, sons and daughters. #TransDayOfVisibility pic.twitter.com/ybG7uclKRt
â€” BBC The Social (@bbcthesocial) March 31, 2019