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Writer-director Eric Schaeffer is probably best known for the 1996 Sarah Jessica Parker romantic comedy If Lucy Fell, but now he's prepping a new film about a young transgender woman and her search for love called "Boy Meets Girl."
State Senator Donna Campbell's bill states that no marriage license can be obtained with a document that lacks a photo - which includes many legal documents indicating that one is transgender. This bill seems intended to stop transgender people from marrying their opposite-sex partners.
A transgender girl in Rhode Island has inspired her family to create TransFamily New England, a free and confidential group for family members of transgender, gender variant, or intersex people.
Hong Kong has just granted a transgender woman permission to marry her partner. Although the country still does not permit same-sex marriage, this is a major mile stone in transgender equality. As reported by USA Today, "The surprise decision only covers the right of a transgender person who was born male to marry a man, and for one who was born female to marry a woman."
Queer Rising, a grassroots LGBTQ organization that prides itself on demanding queer rights through direct action is holding a rally on May 15th. "Queers taking back the night" will begin at 7PM, in front of the Madison Square Garden. In connection with the NYPD, Queer rising hopes to bring more awareness to the recent attacks against members of the LGBTQ community in the neighboring area.
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill was presented with the award for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article by actress Laverne Cox and writer and filmmaker Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler for Hill's Ebony.com piece "Why Aren't We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?" at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on Saturday night.
The final GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco, presented nationally by Ketel One Vodka and Wells Fargo and locally by Southwest Airlines at the Hilton - Union Square on Saturday night.
Meet a few Latina moms at the forefront in the fight for LGBT equality.
LGBT advocates are renewing their push for a state law to grant equal rights to transgender New Yorkers. A coalition of activists and Council Speaker Christine Quinn rallied Wednesday in support of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, known as GENDA.
A transgender student at an Albuquerque high school has skipped his graduation over a dispute about what color robe he had to wear.
Jennifer Finney Boylan recently wrote about her transition from a father to a mother in her book, 'Stuck in the Middle With You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders.' She joins us to talk about the challenges she faced in the process.
Crimes that target transgender person because of their sexual identity now carry an extra penalty in Nevada.
The White House will honor ten TBLG officials on Harvey Milk Day and one of them will be a girl like us.
In one of those inexpiable political twists, what seems to have been a far bigger lift — marriage equality —passed the state legislature two years ago, while bills to protect transgender New Yorkers keep dying.
Eight years ago, in December 2005, community members, organizers, artists, friends and sweethearts poured through the doors of a small gallery on the Lower East Side to join the Sylvia Rivera Law Project at the first annual art auction benefit, Small Works for Big Change.