Lots of Early Buzz for "I AM: Trans People Speak" Video Campaign

Last week GLAAD and the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) announced the upcoming national launch of the "I AM: Trans People Speak" video campaign. The campaign aims to spotlight the stories of transgender Americans and their allies in an effort to educate the public about transgender issues, as well as speak to transgender youth and adults.  After it was announced last week, the campaign has been receiving considerable attention from advocates and the media.

WATCH: A short trailer of the "I AM: Trans People Speak" campaign, featuring Laverne Cox, Kit Yan, Noah Lewis and America's Next Top Model star Isis King.

On Saturday, March 24, Laverne Cox and Janet Mock introduced the campaign onstage at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.

WATCH: "Musical Chairs" star Laverne Cox and People magazine editor Janet Mock introduce the "I AM: Trans People Speak" campaign at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York!

We're also really excited to share that a number of LGBT media outlets are already helping to build momentum for this groundbreaking campaign.  Among them:

GLAAD and MTPC send a big thank you to those journalists who've already covered this, and we look forward to the upcoming national launch of the "I AM: Trans People Speak" campaign.  For more information or to record a video of your own (we really hope you will!), check out http://www.glaad.org/transpeoplespeak.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates, and be sure to follow @GLAAD, @MassTPC and @TransSpeak on Twitter!

 

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