There is no event planned, no public celebration.
But it’s an important day for the LGBTQ community in Saanich.
Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell has signed a declaration making today, March 31st the first ever Saanich “Trans Day of Visibility”.
It coincides with an International Trans Day of Visibility.
Councillor Colin Plant is chair of the sub-committee that pushed for the move.
“I think it’s important for residents in Saanich to be aware that there are some members of our communites that are trans some of them are out and some are not out.
So it’s important that we acknowledge these residents who are just like you and I who want to make a contribution who do contribute and want to participate.
The work of the LGBTQ subcommittee is helping to make life better for these residents.”