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March 27, 2023
For Immediate Release
Contact: Crystal Campbell, Public Information Officer
[email protected] || 734-478-1856
Washtenaw County, MI – On Friday, March 31, 2023, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will observe “International Transgender Day of Visibility” by raising the Transgender Pride flag at 220 N. Main St. Last year, the Board. unanimously approved a resolution that annually recognizes March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility in Washtenaw County. This year marks the third observance and flag raising ceremony.
“We are committed to fostering a diverse and welcoming community here“, said Justin Hodge, Commissioner for District 5, and Chair of the Board, “This flag raising is a symbol, an acknowledgement, and a celebration of the lives of transgender people all around our County.”
“We know that the challenges faced by transgender people in our county are often invisible”, shared Katie Scott, Commissioner for District 9, “I’m thankful that our Board has made the on-going commitment to not only craft policy that ensures every individual is treated with dignity and respect, but that we’re also saying, through the flag raising, that ‘we SEE you and we HEAR you’. “
“Washtenaw County is an extremely diverse community“, Gregory Dill, County Administrator, said, “This annual event is another way for us to acknowledge and celebrate that diversity.
The Transgender Day of Visibility Flag Raising Ceremony will be held at the County Administration building (220 N Main St, Ann Arbor) at 9:30am of March 31st. All are welcome!