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Happy Trans Flag Day!

Published by Kassi Soulard on

This is a special post written by Charles Warren, Curriculum Developer at Triangle. Charlie is also a member of Triangle’s Racial Equity Task Force. As part of our commitment to the work of our Racial Equity Task Force, we will be sharing more information with you on subjects related to racial equity and disability justice. This post continues our series dedicated to calling attention to the contributions of people with disabilities to American history.

It is August 19, and, today, we celebrate the transgender community and their resilience in the face of discrimination and violence. We also recognize the importance of disability inclusion within the transgender community.

The transgender community is vibrant and diverse with a rich history and culture.  Transgender people with disabilities face unique challenges, including lack of access to healthcare, employment discrimination, and violence.

This Trans Flag Day, we stand in solidarity with transgender people, especially transgender people with disabilities, and celebrate their strength, courage, and beauty. We also commit to working towards a more inclusive world where all transgender people can live freely and authentically.

Here are some ways to celebrate Trans Flag Day with disability inclusion in mind:

  • Donate to a transgender organization that supports disability inclusion, such as the National Center for Transgender Equality or Trans Lifeline.
  • Learn about the experiences of transgender people with disabilities; a good resource is the book Transgender and Disability: A Roadmap for Inclusion by Eli Clare.
  • Use your platform to amplify the voices of transgender people with disabilities.
  • Challenge ableism and transphobia in your own community.

Together, we can create a more inclusive world for transgender people with disabilities. Happy Trans Flag Day!

A row of Trans Flags line a sidewalk. The Trans Flags are striped, with light blue on top, then light pink, then white, then light pink again, then light blue again.

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