29th June, every year
International Transgender Youth Day
On 29th June, we launched International Transgender Youth Day. We have chosen the 29th June as it is the day after, historically, the Stonewall riots began. Stonewall was an important, unforgettable part of our community. However, it is often forgotten that the people leading Stonewall, where themselves transgender.
Our yearly event hopes to put the focus on Transgender individuals, more specifically transgender youth as they are our future. The past has not been an easy feat for people who don’t identify as the gender they were assigned at birth, or identify as any gender for that matter. We hope to change this. This event marks us moving forward and while remembering what has shaped our movements, making changes to make it easy for future generations by bringing our experiences together.
This year we featured live stream discussions from an online panel featuring a group of young, inspirational trans and non binary individuals sharing their stories and experiences. As well as this, we had interviews with our International siblings, guests included Tona Brown, an American violinist, mezzo-soprano and transgender woman.
we had live-streams on Twitch, Facebook and YouTube, these consisted of different prerecorded content. online panels, multiple interviews and educational videos that young people have made.
Work is already underway in planning next year’s ITYD, so if you want to be involved get in contact with us. We already have a guest list but there is still room to hear about what your group is doing. The only conditions are is that by young people we use 26yrs as the cut off point and the work must relate to our diverse communities, so if you are trans , non-binary, intersex or any variation in between we want to showcase your work. Especially if your country does not support its people’s who self identify as such. Guest speakers can be of any age.
please contact Tony Griffin at: firstname.lastname@example.org