Today, transgender and nonbinary people around the world will recognize International Transgender Day of Visibility. With transgender visibility in the U.S. at an all-time high in politics, media and sports, today is a day for allies and advocates to show up and show support. Here’s what you should know. How did it start? Transgender Day of Visibility (or TDOV) was founded in 2009 by Rachel Crandall, a Michigan-based transgender activist and the Executive Director of Transgender Michigan. It was started as a day of awareness to celebrate the successes of transgender and gender-nonconforming people and is an important day for the LGBTQ community.