AsylumConnect Honors International Transgender Day of Visibility 2021
AsylumConnect Honors International Day of Transgender Visibility 2021
Held every year on March 31st, International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is a time to celebrate transgender and non-binary people around the globe. Advocates also use the day to raise awareness around discrimination and violence that trans people still face.
Did You Know?
- In 80+ countries it remains illegal or fundamentally unsafe to live openly as a LGBTQ+ person
- 12 countries still target gender identity through ‘cross-dressing’ or ‘impersonation’ laws
- In the US 2021 is already a record year for anti-trans legislation. So far there are 174 anti-LGBTQ bills under consideration in state legislatures across the country. Of those, 95 directly target transgender people and about half of those would (like SB 354) ban transgender girls from participating in sports consistent with their gender identity.
Today and Every Day We Use Technology to Match Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People Fleeing Persecution with Verified Safe Services
“Sara” is an undocumented trans woman living in NYC who fled her home country of Nigeria due to multiple death threats because of her trans identity. She wants to remain in the US to avoid future life-threatening persecution.
When searching for safe services, Sara faces multiple barriers due to her identity as a trans person, undocumented immigrant, non-native English speaker, and person of color. Sara turns to AsylumConnect’s free app to easily find free trans affirming legal, medical, mental health and community support services that do not require documentation to access.
At AsylumConnect, We Know Trans Rights Are Human Rights
Today and every day our goal is to ensure all trans and queer people find the safety to live authentically. 💙💗💗💙
Use the free AsylumConnect platform now to instantly match with direct service providers across the US, Canada or Mexico vetted to be welcoming to LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and other LGBTQ+ people fleeing persecution.