Brisbane’s Story Bridge will be illuminated in blue, pink and white – the colours of the transgender flag – to celebrate the Transgender Day of Visibility on Friday.
Since 2009, March 31 has been recognised around the world as the Trans Day of Visibility.
It’s a day for everyone to celebrate the diversity of the transgender community and raise awareness of the work still needed to end the discrimination and violence trans people face worldwide.
LGBTI community groups around the country are holding events to celebrate the day.
In Brisbane, the Queer Collective from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are holding a Trans Day of Visibility picnic from 12:30pm to 3pm on Friday, in the Botanical Gardens, next to the QUT Gardens Point campus. For the latest information, see their Facebook event here.
The Story Bridge light-up was organised by the Brisbane group Many Genders, One Voice and the Queensland AIDS Council.