County Democrats Pick Easter Sunday As 'Transgender Visibility Day'

By Daniel Walker | March 28, 2024

Reignited debates

The decision by Fairfax County Democrats to designate Easter Sunday as "Transgender Visibility Day" has sparked controversy, with critics arguing that the move undermines the sanctity of the Christian holiday. 

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The proclamation, approved in a 9-0 vote by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, has reignited debates about religious sensitivities, inclusivity, and the role of public institutions in recognizing diverse communities.

County's commitment

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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors' approval of the proclamation declaring March 31 as Transgender Visibility Day has drawn attention due to its timing coinciding with Easter Sunday. County Board Chairman Jeff McKay and Supervisor Jimmy Bierman, both Democrats, emphasized the importance of recognizing and celebrating the transgender community as part of the county's commitment to inclusivity and diversity.