The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR) has launched the first government-funded campaign to raise the visibility and garner respect for f transgender and gender non-conforming people.

The ads, featuring real community members, will appear on city bus shelters.

“Transgender people continue to face extraordinarily high rates of violence and barriers in accessing employment, housing, and healthcare. We’re thrilled to see the DC Office of Human Rights raise these issues, and we are hopeful more cities will follow suit. ” –Kristina Wertz, Transgender Law Center

Click a photo below to browse the gallery of ads.