March 31st every year is the International Transgender Day of Visibility. Many of us are forced to "fly under the radar" by other people's attitudes. The Day of Visibility is an excuse to pop our heads up and be seen. What does it mean to be visible? For someone who is still in the closet, it might mean wearing some clothes of your true gender. For an ally, it might mean wearing a pin or ribbon with a trans flag on it. For someone who is already out and proud, it might mean encouraging our timid friends to be a little bolder. Yes, it can be scary to be visible. There are places where it could be dangerous. If you are in such a place, of course, put your safety first. But in many places, we just don't know and fear the worst unfairly. I feared the worst when I was ready to come out in my rednecky, very rural village. But, when I made myself visible (I stood up at a community meeting and told everyone I was trans.), nothing bad happened. Now, five years later, I am accepted and respected in the community. If you are thinking about peeking out of the closet, TDoV is the perfect opportunity to give it a try.