Read this blog article to find out how you can celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility with FictionMania. The author includes a detailed description of the website, as well as information on how to publish your story in the online archive.
Welcome to the blog section for our article celebrating Trans Day of Visibility! This year marks the first time that Trans Day of Visibility has been celebrated on a national level, and we wanted to do something special to commemorate the event. In honor of Trans Day of Visibility, we’re presenting a series of short fiction pieces written by transgender authors. Each piece is about a trans character’s journey from confusion and isolation to self-acceptance and pride. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them!
The Basics of Transgender Identity
Transgender is an umbrella term that refers to people whose gender identity does not conform to the expectations of their assigned sex at birth. Transgender individuals may identify as male, female, or any other gender identity. Transgender people experience a wide range of gender expressions, from completely androgynous to totally feminine.
Transgender Day of Visibility celebrates transgender individuals and their contributions to society. In honor of Trans Day of Visibility, we’ve put together a list of five fiction books about transgender characters that you can read to learn more about this often-understood community.
1) “The Gilda Stories” by Paul Rudnick
First published in 1979, “The Gilda Stories” follows the life of transgender sex worker Gilda Radner. The book is full of humor and explores the highs and lows of being transgender in a society that is still largely unfamiliar with the concept.
2) “Death Becomes Her” by cannibal queen Lizzie Borden
In 1892, Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe. Though she was found innocent during her trial, suspicion lingers to this day over whether or not Lizzie was
What’s Trans Day of Visibility?
Trans Day of Visibility is an annual event celebrated on December 1st to raise awareness and support for transgender people. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Trans Life.” To mark the day, we’ve gathered some of our favorite stories about transgender characters and characters who represent trans experiences.
What’s so special about Trans Day of Visibility?
Trans Day of Visibility is an annual event that celebrates transgender people and their lives. The day was founded in 2007 by the trans advocacy group GLAAD as a way to bring attention to the discrimination and violence that transgender people face on a daily basis. In 2017, the day was declared a global holiday by UNESCO.
Why should I celebrate Trans Day of Visibility?
There are many reasons why celebrating Trans Day of Visibility is important. First, it helps to raise awareness about the discrimination and violence that transgender people face on a daily basis. Second, it celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of transgender people. Finally, it provides an opportunity to connect with other members of the trans community and share our experiences together.
We’re celebrating Trans Day of Visibility with fictionmania! This year, we’ll be featuring a story from every author who participates. So far, we have contributors from Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Stay tuned for more stories!
FictionMania’s Trans Story Archive
On October 21st, we at FictionMania will be celebrating Trans Day of Visibility by hosting a special event called “FictionMania: A Trans Story Marathon.” We’ll be reading and discussing trans-related fiction all day long, and we hope that you’ll join us!
Since our inaugural FictionMania event in February, we’ve read and discussed over 20 trans-related stories. We’re proud to continue this tradition by honoring Trans Day of Visibility with a special marathon reading. If you’re unfamiliar with trans-related fiction, now is the time to learn. There are many great trans-themed books and stories out there, and we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to read them.
So mark your calendars for October 21st, and come join us in celebrating Trans Day of Visibility!