Trans Day of Visibility 2024

News | Posted on Friday 22 March 2024

Trans Day of Visibility takes place on March 31st each year to celebrate trans and non-binary people and raise awareness of discrimination faced by trans people worldwide.

What's happening

We'll mark the day by flying the trans flag on campus beside Central Hall. 

Regional events

Practical information

We have advice covering practical issues like changing your details with the University, facilities like all gender toilets, and sources of support on our website.

Supporting our trans and non-binary community

Find your community

The Rainbow Alliance Staff Network is a fantastic and thriving network made up of members of our LGBTQ+ community. They organise social events, public lectures and network meetings throughout the year. You can learn more on the Rainbow Alliance Network webpage.

The YUSU LGBTQ+ Network is a student group which helps LGBTQ+ students get to know each other with discussions, relaxed meetings, and opportunities to get involved with events like York Pride. Follow YUSU LGBTQ+ on Instagram for information about ongoing campaigns and news about upcoming events.

We can all support our trans community

Through small gestures to normalise things like sharing pronouns, by knowing how trans students and staff can access support and find networks, and by taking part in our trans awareness training, you can support our trans community.

Be a visible ally 

Sometimes it’s the little things that help us to foster a more inclusive campus environment. By wearing a rainbow lanyard or a pronoun sticker on your staff/student ID badge you can show your support for our trans and non-binary community, signalling inclusivity and helping others to feel comfortable to do the same. You can also include your pronouns (eg he/him/his) on your email signature as a practical way of enabling others to know how you wish to be addressed.

Supporting trans and non-binary students and staff

The University is committed to creating an environment that is safe, inclusive and welcoming for all of our trans staff and students. To support this, we have created guidance for staff providing support

Our Glossary of EDI terminology includes a section on gender, to help you understand the terms associated with gender identity and to raise awareness of associated issues.

Take part in our training

We run a series of online trans awareness training sessions for staff and PG students who teach, delivered by the charity Gendered Intelligence. These sessions introduce individuals to the key concepts crucial to understanding some of the barriers faced by members of our trans community, relevant terminology and related legislation. For more information and to register for an upcoming session visit the Learning Management System (LMS) training calendar or contact us at

Contact us

Equality and Diversity Office
+44 (0)1904 324680

Contact us

Equality and Diversity Office
+44 (0)1904 324680