Today is an opportunity to mark what we don't mark often enough: the triumphs, struggles and lives of transgender people.

On the Transgender Day of Visibility, which takes place annually on 31 March, take a moment to elevate the accomplishments of trans people (check out #TDOV2018 and #MoreThanVisibility), learn about trans history and educate yourself on trans issues.

But just as important as marking the successes and progress of trans people is remembering setbacks and tragedies that have paved the way. Here are five reasons to make it abundantly clear why trans visibility (today and every day) is so important - and a reminder of the work we, as a society, still have to do.

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