As we come together today to recognize Transgender Day of Visibility, I want to take a moment to express my support for the transgender community and to reiterate equalpride’s family of brands unwavering commitment to creating a more inclusive and equitable world for all.
Recent times have seen an unfortunate surge in anti-trans legislation and rhetoric, which has left a deep impact on transgender individuals and their loved ones. It is my duty and honor to stand alongside our transgender family, friends, and colleagues, and to acknowledge their strength, resilience, and courage in the face of adversity.
Despite these challenges, I am confident that together, we can forge a brighter future for the transgender community and all those who are marginalized. I believe that it is through our collective efforts that we can break down the barriers of prejudice, discrimination, and misunderstanding that have for too long stifled the potential of so many.
At equalpride, we will continue to advocate for the rights of transgender individuals and work tirelessly to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion both within our organization and the wider community. We celebrate the rich tapestry of gender identities that make our world a more vibrant and beautiful place.
On this Transgender Day of Visibility, let us pledge to support one another, to uplift and empower the transgender community, and to create a world where everyone can live authentically, free from fear and discrimination.
Mark Berryhill is CEO of equalpride, publisher of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, Plus, Pride.com, and founder of The Advocate Channel. Follow Mark on Instagram @advocatemarkb.