Trans youth are marching for autonomy this Transgender Day of Visibility

Trans youth are marching for autonomy this Transgender Day of Visibility

This Transgender Day of Visibility, transgender youth across the country will be marching for change and autonomy.

Queer Youth Assemble (QYA), is a queer youth-led group fighting for a world "where all queer youth are given safety, autonomy, joy and the ability to reach their fullest potentials." 

In an effort to achieve this goal, the organization has drawn up a list of demands to take to the Capitol in Washington, DC. This includes a call to "codify Title IX to include sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression.”

The demands also include a "Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ+ Students," which will require "all states to form a state-wide Commission on LGBTQ+ Youth that will assist with policy, professional development and queer and trans youth empowerment."

Lastly, the group also wants school bans on trans and LGBTQ+ materials more broadly to be abolished, as well as a nationwide ban on conversion therapy.




The march's official website features a call to action to supporters looking for ways to contribute to the cause. 

"We are asking organizations, students, and individuals from across the country to sign on to our list of demands to show their support for queer & trans youth autonomy," the website reads. 

“It’s time we create one of the largest queer & trans youth marches in history! Uniting every queer & trans young person under the common goals of safety, autonomy, and joy.”

QYA has also teamed up with Florida-based LGBTQ+ group Project Caerus to spread the movement across the country. 

The demonstration comes amid a time of adversity for the community. The United States has recently seen a wave of anti-LGBTQ bills and legislation predominantly targeting transgender people. 

The main rally will take place on March 31 in Washington DC, where supporters are set to meet up at Union Station and walk to the US Capitol building. You can sign QYA’s list of requests and find a march near you by visiting their website, here.

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