The National Trans Visibility March is Coming to Sacramento
Sacramento chosen as one of five host cities for National march for Trans and Non-Binary visibility.
Sacramento, CA – Sacramento has been named one of five host cities for this year’s National Trans Visibility March (NTVM) scheduled for October 9, 2021. In its third year of advancing the rights of Trans and Non-Binary individuals, the 2021 NTVM will mark the return to an in-person march on Saturday, October 9, 2021. This year will also be the first march to take place outside of Washington, DC with simultaneous marches happening across the country in Orlando, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Sacramento.
“Last year, NTVM focused on the 2020 Elections with the ‘My Vote Is My Voice’ initiative and [NTVM] was hosted in a virtual format.” Said Marissa Miller, CEO and Founder of the National Trans Visibility March, “this year’s theme is “No Lives Left Behind,” which will focus on regional safety plans to address the number of tumultuous murders that are continually taking place with trans identified people.”
The NTVM chose the Sacramento LGBT Community Center as the host organization who will serve as the lead collaborator on the west coast for the 2021 march in Sacramento. The Center and NTVM have invited representatives of transgender and gender non-conforming serving organizations and community leaders to join them on a steering committee to plan this year’s march.
“Visibility can be lifesaving in an area like Northern California, and the Central Valley.” Said Alexis Sanchez, The Director of Advocacy and Training of the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, “we’re hoping that this march is a beacon of hope for transgender and gender non-conforming people in rural areas that don’t have the same access to community as people who live in big cities like San Francisco or Los Angeles. This is an opportunity for them to find their community and have their identities celebrated and uplifted.”
Sacramento will be the only host city representing the western United States, a kick-off event, before the actual NTVM event, to celebrate Trans visibility is scheduled for October 6, 2021.
For more information go to https://www.nationaltransmarch.com/, to volunteer for the march email firstname.lastname@example.org.