Dear SFCC Community,
SFCC proudly recognizes March 31 as National Transgender Day of Visibility and celebrates SFCC’s transgender, gender nonconforming and Two-Spirit people.
March 31 is National Transgender Day of Visibility – a day to recognize the challenges transgender people face in daily life and to recognize the accomplishments and resiliency of people in the transgender community. In 2009, Rachel Crandall, a transgender activist based in the United States, held the first Transgender Day of Visibility to celebrate transgender people and bring awareness to their struggles.
This year, we’ve seen numerous attacks by state governments and other entities against transgender rights. We denounce such actions, as well as all violence and hate directed at the transgender and gender non-conforming community.
The college welcomes the transgender, gender nonconforming, and Two-Spirit community. The college supports them and offers safety and protection on our campus.
Even though New Mexico is not currently a focal point, I encourage you to learn more about these alarming trends, which include a range of discriminative government efforts to punish or marginalize transgender adults, teens, children, as well as the family members and health care providers who support them.
- The National Center for Transgender Equality offers an up-to-date blog with news and current events. It contains a wealth of information on current issues, knowing your rights, and how to take action.
- Freedom for All Americans, a bipartisan campaign to secure full nondiscrimination
protections for LGBTQ+ people nationwide, maintains an anti-transgender Legislative Tracker.
- Equality Federation tracks all stateside equality groups and works collaboratively on important issues — from advancing workplace fairness and family recognition to defeating anti-transgender bills and HIV criminalization laws—that affect how LGBTQ+ people experience the world.
- Learn more about Transgender Day of Visibility on the GLSEN website, which includes helpful resources for students, educators and advocates.
- Chris Mosier’s website tracks anti-trans+ sports legislation and posts action alerts with things you can do to help.
- Learn more about the Two-Spirit Community, used by some Indigenous people who identify as having both a masculine and feminine spirit. Also, read additional information on Two-Spirit people on the National Indian Council on Aging’s website.
- The Trevor Project is an organization dedicated to supporting transgender and nonbinary youth that includes access to a supportive international community, counselors and support and advocacy information.