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File #: 220263    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/24/2022 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/31/2022
Title: Declaring March 31, 2022 as International Transgender Day of Visibility in the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Green
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 22026300, 2. Signature22026300
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Declaring March 31, 2022 as International Transgender Day of Visibility in the City of Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, We celebrate the existence of transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive people. We value their resilience, their vibrancy, and their ability to push society further towards
inclusion for everyone, and denounce growing efforts to criminalize their existence and care, and to limit their flourishing; and

WHEREAS, International Transgender Day of Visibility takes place annually on March 31st to celebrate transgender and non-binary people and raise awareness of discrimination and oppression faced by trans people worldwide; and

WHEREAS, We recognize that visibility alone is not enough. Until we have true justice and equity for transgender and non-binary people, visibility will always carry some risk and may not be possible for all. Recent advances in equity and visibility won by transgender and non-binary advocates include: federal recognition of the Transgender Day of Visibility; expansion of non-discrimination protections for transgender Americans in housing, healthcare, credit and lending, and education; and increasing visibility of transgender people in critical leadership roles. Still far too many transgender and non-binary people, in particular trans women of color, continue to face profound threats to their safety and well-being; and

WHEREAS, Civil rights victories won by trans activists have expanded judicial recognition of constitutional protections for gender identity and expression, and provided a greater number of people with the basic protections needed to ensure human dignity and self-determination. However, these rights are still not universally guaranteed and are currently under profound threat; and

WHEREAS, There is a growing and dangerous nationwide effort to not only reverse important civil rights for transgender and non-binary people, but to fundamentally attack and eradicate transgender youth and transgender lives. Sta...

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