Today is Transgender Day of Visibility.
It is a day where we highlight and celebrate trans women, men and other gender transgressors who fall outside the binary.
However, today is NOT about drag queens.
While many trans people find themselves through drag, it is not intrinsically a trans expression.
Drag queens wear womanhood as a costume for the sake of entertainment and parody.
Trans people do not. Trans women are women, though many also see us as performers.
We do not need cis people to demand inclusion on a day that is about us. Inclusion is good only until it dilutes the original purpose of the day.
Trans people are a part of every community in the world, and we deserve recognition.
Please don’t work to take that away, especially if you call yourself an ally.