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The National Trans Visibility March Kicks Off its Third Year

Thursday October 7, 2021

The National Trans Visibility March in Orlando will be on Oct. 9
The National Trans Visibility March in Orlando will be on Oct. 9  (Source:The National Trans Visibility March)

The following is a press release from The National Trans Visibility March:

The National Trans Visibility March (NTVM) is pleased to announce the kick-off of it's third year of mobilizing transgender, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary (TGNC) communities.

We are pleased to be on the frontlines of the movement for TGNC individuals along with our partner organizations across the nation. "This year, we have taken the march on the road, featuring concurrent celebrations in Sacramento, California, New York, New York, Atlanta, Georgia, Orlando, Florida (the host city for the main event), said Marissa Miller, CEO and Co-Founder of the National Trans Visibility March (NTVM).

The 3rd annual NTVM includes initiatives focused on Safety and Opioid Awareness and Harm Reduction.


Safety Initiative

One focus for this year's initiative is safety. NTVM recognizes that TGNC individuals across this country do not have enough access to safe and stable environments that uplift and celebrate all aspects of each individual. The goal over the next three years is to work with partners across the nation to develop a national safety strategy that will illuminate the importance of involving TGNC individuals in the development and execution of local and statewide wellness service provisions (public health, housing, justice systems, education, etc).

It is through these collaborative efforts that we hope to uplift the voices of TGNC people and create more space for true transformational change. Our founder and fearless leader Marissa Miller believes that, "if the trajectory of your work is not focused on dismantling systems of oppression, then you are wasting your time". The NTVM works to dismantle oppressive systems by demanding the prioritization of the voices of those most often left out of the conversation.


Our People, Our Promise

NTVM had the pleasure of partnering with seven national individuals with varying degrees of lived experience, DC Department of Health, and DC Health Link on the development of an opioid campaign. This campaign represents NTVM's response to the many TGNC individuals impacted by the opioid epidemic.

For more information about this campaign and learn more about how you can support, visit the nationaltransmarch.com/our-people


March Schedule

This year's celebration kicked off on Monday, October 4th, with our opening celebrations in Orlando, Florida and Sacramento, California. Throughout the week we have multiple events planned in our multiple satellite cities. Each event will be broadcast virtually on all social media platforms and through our website: nationaltransmarch.com.


Monday, October 4

NTVM Opening Celebration
Orlando, Florida
7 PM - 8 PM ET

Sacramento Opening Celebration

Safety for Trans/GNC Youth in Unsupportive Homes Panel
Discussion

Sacramento, California
5 PM - 6 PM PDT / 8 PM - 9 PM ET


Tuesday, October 5

I'm a Survivor Panel Discussion
7 PM - 8 PM ET


Wednesday, October 6
Transgender Inclusive Policies in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Panel Discussion
Orlando, Florida| 12 PM - 1 PM ET

Financial Information for the Nonbinary and Transgender Community Workshop
2 PM - 3 PM ET

NTVM New York Opening Celebration

No Lives Left Behind: A Discussion on Visibility, Inclusivity, and Institutional Support in Trans Lives
New York City, New York
6 PM - 7 PM ET


Thursday, October 7

NTVM Empowerment Service
Orlando, Florida| 12 PM - 1 PM EDT
Joy Metropolitan Community Church & Broadcast Virtually

NTVM Atlanta Opening Celebration
Atlanta, Georgia
7 PM - 8 PM ET


Friday, October 8

Transgender Competent Mental Health Care Panel Discussion
Orlando, Florida
11:30 AM -12:30 PM ET

The Opioid Crisis and the Transgender Community Panel Discussion
Orlando, Florida
4 PM - 5 PM ET

NTVM Torch Awards
Orlando, Florida |
7 PM - 9 PM ET


Saturday, October 9

NTVM 2021 Rally featuring Dominique Morgan (speaker and performer)
Lake Eola
Unified by Pride Stage, Orlando, FL 3280
1 PM - 2 PM ET
Virtual Locations: Orlando, Sacramento, New York, Atlanta

NTVM 2021 March
Orlando, Florida
2 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Locations: Orlando, Sacramento, New York, Atlanta