Local and Regional News
An Open Letter: Standing Alongside Trayvon Martin's Family and Friends
The tragic killing of Trayvon Martin is a national call to action. Our hearts go out to Trayvon’s family and friends for the loss they have experienced. We stand in solidarity with them as they demand answers and justice.
Maryland Governor Signs Marriage Equality into Law
Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley made history today by signing the state's marriage equality bill into law. Maryland is the eighth state to legally allow marriage for same-sex couples.
New U.S. Transgender Survey has compelling data about being trans in America
The largest survey of transgender people conducted to date, The U.S. Transgender Survey from the National Center for Transgender Equality, sheds light on trans peoples' experiences with employment, housing, education, family life, poverty, discrimination, and violence.
Groundbreaking Mic story "Unerased" investigates transgender murder cases
Mic has published "Unerased: Counting Transgender Lives," a project looking at the epidemic of trans murders in America, written by journalist Meredith Talusan, a trans woman of color.
GLAAD calls on media to accurately report on Oakland fire victims
Among the over 30 people who lost their lives on Friday, December 2 in the Oakland, California fire, some of the victims were transgender. GLAAD reminds and urges journalists to apply these media guidelines when covering the story of the Oakland fire, and in other stories about transgender people.
2016 was the deadliest year on record for transgender people
With 27 transgender people killed, 2016 was the most deadly year on record in the United States for transgender people.