Marking Trans Day of Visibility

On 4th April, we marked International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) with a panel discussion at the West Middlesex Hospital Site.

International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender and non-binary people. Due to it falling over Easter Sunday this year, we hosted an event a few days later on 4th April. The day focusses on a positive view of the trans experience, sharing stories and personal experiences as well as their contributions to society.

During the event, we heard from various members of staff, as well as special guests, Claire Green from Trans Radio UK, and service user Alexa Phillips, who shared their experience of transition and how the visibility of trans people and patients have changed throughout the years. The event was an opportunity to provide authentic, diverse and accurate representation of trans and non-binary people and to showcase what parts about trans brings them the most joy.

We also shared a video during the event, which featured various staff members and service users that were unable to attend on the day. They shared what Trans Day of Visibility means to them as well as what holistic gender affirming care means and how we need to address the health inequalities that trans patients face on a daily basis.

Thank you to all of those that helped us to celebrate our Trans patients and staff alike during this event.