Transgender Day of Visibility recognized in Talbot County, push for inclusion

EASTON, Md. – In Talbot County, the local transgender community is getting more support and recognition.

On Tuesday, the Talbot County Council recognized march 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility. The day celebrates transgender activism, equality, and raises awareness about many obstacles that the community still faces.

Local activists tell 47 ABC,  it’s important to note that the day is a response to the Transgender Day of Remembrance which honors those who lost their lives. They say the proclamation by the Talbot County Council sends a message of acceptance and inclusion.

“It’s as much about reducing the harm as it is about including us in the community and accepting us in the community. That’s what’s so important about it,” Founder of Mid-Shore TRANSliance Tina Jones said.  “Speaking for myself as a transgender person, that’s all I want is to be treated with respect and be treated as an equal.”

In addition to the proclamation,  the town of Easton recently approved the first-ever Delmarva Pride celebration which will be held in June.

If you’d like to find out more about the Delmarva Pride celebration, click here

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