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Greenville group celebrates Transgender Visibility Day

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GREENVILLE, Pitt County - A group called "New Greenville" and the "ECU Sexuality and Gender Alliance" planned a rally to highlight International Transgender Visibility Day on Friday.

The rally was scheduled to support the transgender community members. The event was scheduled to take place at the Pitt County Courthouse located at 100 W. 3rd Street. It was set to begin and end starting at 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

"Transgender people come from all walks of life -- we are moms and dads, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters. We are your coworkers and your neighbors. We are 7-year-old children and we are 70-year-old grandparents. We are a diverse community representing all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as faith backgrounds, " according to the Human Rights Campaign,

International Transgender Day of Visibility is honored every year on March 31 and is a time to celebrate transgender people around the globe and the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also raising awareness around the discrimination trans people still face.

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