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NY Times Trans Exploitation Generates Community Response

Following an incredibly exploitative piece in the New York Times about the death of transgender woman Lorena Escalera in a fire this past weekend, and the newspaper’s subsequent refusal to acknowledge the true problems with their story, transgender advocates and allies have generated a powerful response asserting the immense hurt felt by so many over this coverage.

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What to Watch: Thursday, May 17

Tonight's season finale of Grey's Anatomy has the doctors fighting for their lives; while on Scandal's season finale the team rushes to help Quinn, and Cyrus turns to Olivia for help.Read More

Noted contrarian questions #GLAADCAP; We answer

Consultant and #glaadcap contributor Jeremy Hooper answers some criticisms the project has received from the man who was the star witness for the anti-gay side in the Prop 8 trial.

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Out Designer Kara Laricks Is America's First Fashion Star!

Openly lesbian designer Kara Laricks came out on top as the winner of the first season of NBC's Fashion Star. Her winning prize is a six million dollar contract with merchandisers Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue and H&M to sell her capsule collection designs featured on last night’s finale.Read More

Remembering Sean Kennedy Five Years Later

Five years ago today, Sean Kennedy was the victim of a brutal anti-gay hate crime that brought his life to an untimely end. He was just 20 years old. Today Sean’s memory lives on through the tireless work and indomitable spirit of his mother Elke.Read More

May 16, 2012

Janet Mock Empowers Trans Women with #GirlsLikeUs Campaign

Trans advocate and editor of People.com launches the #GirlsLikeUs campaign to empower trans women.Read More