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WHEREAS, Transgender Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of struggle, activism, and courage that have brought our country closer to complete equality for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people in the United States and around the world; and

WHEREAS, this hard-fought progress is shaping an increasingly accepting world in which peers at school, teammates and coaches on the playing field, colleagues at work, and allies in every corner of society are standing in support and solidarity with the transgender community; and

WHEREAS, the trailblazing work has given countless transgender individuals the bravery to live openly and authentically; and

WHEREAS, despite progress in advancing civil rights for LGBTQIA+ Americans, there are still too many transgender people - adults and youth alike - facing systematic barriers to freedom and equality; and

WHEREAS, transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming individuals of all ages continue to face high rates of violence, harassment, and discrimination, and further progress is needed, but it is essential to recognize and celebrate the substantial gains that have been achieved; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada recognizes and welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and believes that diversity is an essential feature to a more vibrant community and something that is celebrated and cherished; and

WHEREAS, on this day we remember those we have lost to suicide, been the victims of violence, do not feel safe enough to come out publicly, or do not experience the full equality and justice that other citizens enjoy; and

WHEREAS, all citizens of Nevada are encouraged to uplift the worth and dignity of every transgender person by joining in the fight for full equality for all transgender and gender non-binary people; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada honors and celebrates the achievements and resiliency of transgender individuals and communities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim March 31, 2022, as

TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 24th day of February, 2022

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