(San Francisco, CA, March 15, 2017)-A group of community organizations, led by the Trans Employment Program of the SF LGBT Center and Trans:Thrive at the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Wellness Center will host a free community-wide event to commemorate Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) on March 31 at SOMArts.
TDOV is an annual celebration around the world dedicated to lifting the accomplishments and victories of transgender & gender non-conforming (GNC) people while raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save trans lives. The celebration was started in 2009 as a response to the lack of LGBT celebrations focused on transgender and GNC people's successes.
This year's event will feature YouTube Star Gigi Gorgeous, an actress, model and internet personality with more than 7 million followers. Gigi's new film "This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous" on YouTube Red will screen on March 30 --- the night before TDOV --- at Twitter's HQ in San Francisco. All proceeds from the film screening will be donated to support TDOV 2017.