Stonewall Calls for Reflection and Solidarity on Transgender Day of Visibility

Today marks International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day dedicated to celebrating transgender and non-binary people and raise awareness of the discrimination and violence they face every day. 

“In these dark days, when we are so focused on surviving a world pandemic, we cannot forget the spirit and the purpose of Transgender Day of Visibility,” said Stonewall President Lester Aponte.  “Trans and non-binary people continue to be the most marginalized and most at-risk part of the LGBTQ family and this is no time to forget their struggles or to fail to celebrate their accomplishments.”  

We salute prominent transgender leaders like Alameda County Superior Court Judge Victoria Kolakowski, the first transgender person elected judge, Lisa Middleton, member of the Palm Springs City Council, and Virginia House of Delegates, Danica Roe, the first openly transgender person to be seated to a state legislature.  

Today on #TDOV, we send a message to trans youth and adults that you are not alone. Your presence in the world, exactly as you are, is important and valuable.

Alex Mohajer

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Los Angeles, CA – Yesterday, the LA Registrar-Recorder approved a petition calling for signatures to potentially recall Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón. The Stonewall Democratic Club endorsed Gascón in his bid to replace Jackie Lacey last November and Los Angeles Democrats agreed, voting overwhelmingly to bring change to LA's failing criminal justice system. We stand by this endorsement and strongly oppose these recall efforts.

"Gascón has made good on his promise to hold criminals accountable while moving Los Angeles forward towards a restorative justice model. The same bad-faith actors who support the bogus recall of Governor Gavin Newsom are now attempting to circumvent the will of the people and burn millions of taxpayer dollars to have their way," said Stonewall President Lester Aponte.

Stonewall will fight this recall and ensure that democracy prevails here in LA County.


Founded in 1975, the Stonewall Democratic Club is the nation’s oldest LGBTQ+ and feminist political advocacy organization and endorses in races in Los Angeles County, California, and nationwide. For more information, visit

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