St. Petersburg | Mayor Rick Kriseman issued a proclamation on March 8 declaring March 31, 2018 as the city’s Transgender Day of Visibility.
Transgender Day of Visibility is “a holiday which celebrates transgender representation, activism, and equality,” St. Pete Pride’s statement on the proclamation reads. “The mayor honored this international holiday locally because he felt it was crucial to honor the bravery of the many transgender individuals who live, work, or play in their authentic gender in the Sunshine City.”
“We reaffirm our commitment to promote the full inclusion of transgender individuals in our community,” Mayor Kriseman said, addressing St. Petersburg City Council members, St. Pete Pride representatives and local community leaders.
“There always comes a moment in history when a community can choose to stand in unity,” St. Pete Pride board member Nathan Bruemmer said, accepting the proclamation on behalf of the city’s transgender community.
“This is that moment, and I am so proud that my community chose to unite,” he continued. “We still have work to do, but taking this stance says so much to so many. Thank you Mayor, thank you St. Petersburg.”
You can view the proclamation and photos from the event below via St. Pete Pride.