On March 31, we celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility — uplifting the accomplishments, celebrations, and remarkable resilience of our transgender and nonbinary community. In the past year, we came together in person for the first time in two years to connect and celebrate Pride in Durham; Durham Public Schools adopted the LGBTQIA+ and Gender Supports Policy; members of our NC trans community fought and won the rights to have gender markers legally recognized without the need for surgery and to have gender affirming healthcare covered by the NC State Health Plan; and gender dysphoria is now protected by the ADA. At Duke University School of Medicine, we are committed to advancing equity for our transgender and nonbinary students, employees, and community members. We see you. We stand with you. We will face the national flood of attacks against trans and nonbinary people together.
“Remember this, whoever you are, however you are, you are equally valid, equally justified, and equally beautiful.” – Juno Dawson