TransValid is a an educational movement that helps in the simplification of transgender identities. Around the world, transgender people are misgendered in life and at death by the media in their various communities because of lack of understanding of the issues surrounding transgender people.
We hope to humanise our existence through self-definition and proclamation on all aspect of media and public forums.
TransValid also seek to empower transgender people in their gender identities and social lives. Promotion of healthy relationships, dating in public, and building positive self-esteems.
Most often, we have to defend our rights to self-definition when explaining our life histories, because it is not seen as biological or normal due to steep anti LGBT laws, religion, cultural views, and negative media portrayals.The various misunderstandings encourages transphobia, discrimination, suicides and murder every day all around the world.
The survey below echoes the reality of most transgender people:
INJUSTICE AT EVERY TURN: A REPORT OF THE NATIONAL TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION SURVEY
“My mother disowned me. I was fi red from my job after 18 years of loyal employment. I was forced onto public assistance to survive. But still I have pressed forward, started a new career, and rebuilt my immediate family. You are defined not by falling, but how well you rise after falling. I’m a licensed practical nurse now and am studying to become an RN. I have walked these streets and been harassed nearly every day, but I will not change. I am back out there the next day with my head up.” —Survey respondent, read more…………….
More unreported murders of transgender people in many parts of the world where there are no protective laws and public awareness on transgender subjects. For example, Brazil holds one of the world’s highest transphobia rate. By June 2015, there have been over 70 murders reported and unreported.
The rate of violence is increasing rapidly even in 2016. Click to learn more…….
TRANSGENDER: The transgender experience is neither a modern nor Western invention. From mythology to legal acknowledgement to military and political service, trans is a global phenomenon. (Advocate)