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VISIBLE - A Trans Day of Visibility Celebration

March 18, 2024

TDOV is time for our community to shine!

Tak­ing place on March 31st at the Gas­works (141 Park St N, Hamil­ton) this event will con­sist of two parts, The Empow­er­ment Work­shops & The Gala. The Empow­er­ment Work­shops are open only to trans com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers and The Gala is open to trans com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers and their loved ones. All events are free to attend. You do not have to par­tic­i­pate in all the parts of the event to attend. Lim­it­ed spaces are avail­able, please reg­is­ter in the link below by March 27th to claim your spot! 

The Empow­er­ment Workshops

Hair and Make-up Class­es with Sheri­dan Col­lege Artists (3 – 5pm)

Get styled by trained hair & make­up artists and learn tips and tricks for recre­at­ing your cus­tom look at home! 

For­mal Cloth­ing Open Wardrobe — spon­sored by Good­will Nia­gara (3 – 6pm)

Find a gen­der-affirm­ing for­mal (or less for­mal if you pre­fer) out­fit to wear to the gala and feel your best! 

The Gala

Red Car­pet Walk & Pho­to­shoot (6 – 6:30pm)

Walk the red car­pet and get your pho­to tak­en by our pho­tog­ra­phers (option­al). This is your moment to be as vis­i­ble as you’d like and show off your look! 

Trans Com­mu­ni­ty Vari­ety Show (6:30 – 10pm)

Let’s cel­e­brate trans joy and build com­mu­ni­ty! Help your­self to some refresh­ments and watch amaz­ing trans com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers per­form com­e­dy, music, poet­ry and more! 


Acces­si­bil­i­ty Information

The Gasworks is a wheelchair accessible venue. The Empowerment Workshops will be taking place upstairs which can be accessed via stairs or elevator. There will be all-gender washroom options available. Free parking is available at the back of the venue.

We will provide snack food including pastries, veggies and dip, fruit etc. and coffee, tea, juice, and water. If you have dietary needs please let us know when you register.

At our open wardrobe we will have mainly formal clothing in masc, femme, and androgynous styles but please wear whatever makes you feel your best. We also will ensure size variety and you can let us know your size when you register to make sure we have good options for you.

During The Gala we will have a quiet space available upstairs (accessed via stairs or elevator) where folks can colour, chat quietly, rest, and get support if needed.

Masks covering the nose and mouth are required when not sitting at a table eating or drinking. Performers may not be wearing masks while on stage and so we ask that folks do not crowd the area. Masks will be provided at the event.


SACHA - Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton & Area)


Compass Community Health Centre

And amazing community members!


YWCA Hamilton

Goodwill Niagara

Hamilton Trans Health Coalition