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March 31 is Cesar Chavez's birthday and Transgender Day of Visibility
Cesar Chavez was a Mexican-American community organizer turned labor leader. A former migrant farmworker recruited by the Community Service Organization (CSO) in its heyday of the 1950s, he co-founded the National Farmworkers Association (NFWA,) which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW,) the first successful union for migrant farmworkers. The UFW’s membership consisted mostly of indigent Latinos and Filipinos, and their struggle for justice and dignity, fighting to gain higher wages and better conditions in the fields where they were deprived of basic needs such as clean drinking water and bathrooms, became a national moral cause under the stewardship of Chavez, who courted national and international sympathy using militant non-violent tactics in the vein of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr, such as strikes, boycotts, fasts, and peaceful marches.
In this time of hate, it is more urgent than ever that we do outreach to farm workers who are working as hard as possible to make sure that we have fruits and vegetables on our table. There are marches sponsored by the United Farmworkers of America (UFW) throughout the state of California, Washington and Texas to really mobilize and get the community behind the efforts of farm workers. There are many more marches happening around the country. These marches are especially important this year as we are facing a severe crisis with ICE raiding rural communities and terrorizing the women and men that work in the fields. Their children are especially affected.
UFW organizers are in the position to educate workers about their rights and how to protect themselves if stopped by ICE. This will continue to be a major part of our work, reaching out to workers in the fields, holding know your rights meetings in farm worker communities -- as well as reaching out to farm workers who are afraid to come out through virtual know your rights meetings -- and through our texting program. Please visit our site to get the most updated information on our marches as well as other breaking news and steps you can take to help farm workers. And if you can please make adonation to help commemorate Cesar Chavez – and to resist Trump’s racist policies that hurt and separate farm worker families. Good supporters like you keep Cesar Chavez’ legacy going. Thank you so much for what you do to help farm workers.

Each year on Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), we celebrate the lives of trans people while also raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to accelerate acceptance. Today GLAAD is launching a new campaign called #ILoveBeingTransBc, aimed at spreading messages of hope and happiness by and for the transgender community. 
The media often perpetuates the idea that there are only negative things about being transgender, while also failing to acknowledge that many transgender people love and embrace their lives and who they are. That is why we created#ILoveBeingTransBc, and why we want you to participate! It’s time to show the resilience of the trans community by providing a platform to share why we love and take pride in our trans identities.
Participating is simple. Just post a photo or video to your favorite social media platform explaining why you love being trans. Be sure to use #ILoveBeingTransBc and tag @GLAAD so your post can appear on
And there’s more! All those who post and are featured on the site will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip to march with GLAAD during in New York City during LGBTQ Pride this June!
So celebrate TDOV with us, and help us spread a message of positivity from and for the trans community!