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GLAAD Examines Ten Years of Transgender Images on Television; More than Half Were Negative or Defamatory

November 20, 2012

GLAAD's new study of transgender images on television in the past ten years revealed that nearly half of all catalogued episodes contained negative messages and stereotypes. Additionally, transgender characters were cast as victims or villains more often than not, while anti-trans language found to be present in at least half of all episodes.

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Guest Post: An Open Letter to Miami Herald Reporter David Smiley

Noah Alvarez from WeHappyTrans pens an open letter critiquing the Miami Herald fir its sensational story about Rene Hernandez.

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November 20, 2012

Catholic Teen Denied Confirmation for Supporting Marriage Equality

Seventeen-year old Lennon Cihak was denied confirmation after he posted a picture of himself on Facebook holding a sign he altered in support of the vote for marriage equality on Minnesota’s November 6th ballot.

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Guest Post: Transgender Day of Remembrance; Remembering Dee Dee Pearson

In this guest post, NCAVP Coordinator Chai Jindasurat recounts working with Dee Dee Pearson, a trans woman from Kansas City, and shares Dee Dee's amazing story to overcome bouts of rejection, policing and employment discrimination.

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GLAAD observes Transgender Day of Remembrance #TDoR

GLAAD today joins organizers of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) to memorialize those who lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence and to raise public awareness around increasing rates of violence facing transgender people. Read More

Guest Post: Why Centering Race in Transgender Advocacy is Key to Equality for All

This Transgender Day of Remembrance, writer and trans advocate Kortney Ryan Ziegler urges the community not to forget that trans people of color still face racism, both from the LGBT and broader community, and other forms of systematic oppression. Kortney was also part of the 2012 GLAAD POC Media Institute.

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