Resources for Trans Athletes and Allies on TDOV (and every day)

Today is Trans Day of Visibility, an annual event dedicated to celebrating the trans community and raising awareness of the discrimination they face worldwide. 

Here at Athlete Ally, we’re especially grateful for the trans athletes who have joined us as Ambassadors, coaches, Campus Chapter members, community partners and friends in our work to make sport safe, welcoming and inclusive for all LGBTQI+ athletes. We want to share some of the stories from athletes we know, influencers you can follow on social media, and ways you can take action as an ally or a member of the trans community to advocate for trans equality in sport and society as a whole. Scroll to the very bottom for suggested ways to engage on social media. 

Please note for all of these lists that these are samplings and not meant to be exhaustive lists. Special thank you to Patricio Manuel for his contributions to our lists of organizations and mutual aid funds. 

Trans Athlete Voices:

Ally Voices:

Overview / Background Articles:

Influencers to Follow:

Organizations to Follow:

Mutual Aid Funds + COVID-19:

Ways to Take Action:

  • Support any of the Mutual Aid Funds listed above.
  • Visit Chris Mosier’s TransAthlete website and look up the specific call-to-action for your state (or a state you used to live in). 
  • Become a penpal to an incarcerated transgender person through Black and Pink
  • Engage with and support POC-led organizations and individuals listed here
  • Sign up for Athlete Ally’s Advocacy List-serve for ways to speak out against anti-trans athlete bills
  • If you’re an ally, read Imani Dorsey’s story then post a photo of you playing sports, and why Imani’s article resonated with you. Please tag @AthleteAlly and #TDOV.
  • If you’re a trans athlete, share a photo of you playing sport on your social media along with what your experience in sport has been like, or what sport has meant to you. Please tag @AthleteAlly and #TDOV.