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March 31 is the International Trans Day of Visibility and the Darebin Falcs are proud to be home to trans community members at many levels within the Club.

We would like to take the opportunity to express our allyship with our trans members in our Falcs family. We know that the current state of public discourse means that it is of particular importance to stand with them.

Our Club is honoured to have these members and we are stronger when we listen and learn about people’s experiences. We celebrate the different ways we see each person’s courage in navigating the serious barriers to their full participation in parts of society that many are entitled to take for granted.

The day acknowledges the advocacy and support trans people provide the queer community. It’s focused on raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide and to show support for the trans community and recognise their contributions to society.

If you would like to learn more, Transgender Victoria has a fantastic site with information on how to be an ally and support for trans people. They suggest a great 16 minute segment found on YouTube (Transgender Rights: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – YouTube)

Another great resource is the Falc’s Gender Inclusion policy, work that was led by our queer members.

This week, show your support, attend an event and speak up for our trans family.

Want to learn more about the Inclusion and Diversity Programs at Darebin?