International Transgender Day of Visibility

The 31st March is International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate and empower the Trans* community.

TDoV is not just a celebration of the Transgender population, but also aims to raise awareness of the Trans* community and tackle the transphobia and discrimination faced by many.

Transgender Day of Visibility was founded by Michigan based Trans* activist Rachel Crandell in 2009, in response to the lack of LGBT+ days that celebrate the Transgender and Transsexual community. The only other well-known day focusing on Transgender related issues is the Transgender Day or Remembrance, which mourns the loss of transgender people who have fallen victim of hate crime.31

In keeping with today, we bring you Sophie, a local resident to Reading and a member of the Trans* community. She is fortunate to work within the IT industry where both the company and her colleagues are accepting and supportive of her.

Here at Support U we offer support, guidance and friendship to those who are or think they may identify within the Trans* Community, through our R-Trans group who meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Thank you for a LUSH weekend!

This weekend we’ve had the privilege of working with the fantastic team over at Lush, The Oracle.

Over the weekend the 100% proceeds of Lush’s charity pot of hand & body lotion go directly to Support U (minus VAT).

Engagement Manager for Support U, Nick Musson, said:

These occasions are very important for Support U to be able to reach a wider community and raise awareness, whilst benefitting from the hard work that Lush does for charities.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the Lush team for looking after us and making us feel so welcome over the weekend.