Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), when advocates across the globe take a stand against anti-LGBT violence and discrimination.
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The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Massachusetts on February 15th passed along a directive to schools which onlines new policies protecting transgender students.
Kye Allums, the first transgender athlete to play Division I basketball, interviews with GLAAD in celebration of Black History Month.
The Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) is a 3 year old non for profit organization founded by attorney, professor and activist Kylar Broadus. TPOCC is the only national social justice organization that promotes the interest of trans people of color. GLAAD, during the month of February, sat down with Kylar to discuss the current and future projects of TPOCC.
A group of local trans advocates are speaking out against the Los Angeles Times for an article about Cassidy Vickers, a transgender woman who was shot and killed in November 2011, titled "Slaying casts light on Hollywood's transgender prostitutes."
As Trans Pride Initiative continues to closely watch Dallas's legislative plans on passing healthcare for transgender people, the media continues ignoring the story.
Ajita Wilson was an African-American trans women who in the 1970s and 80s starred in foreign films, and most notably, was JET magazine's first transgender beauty of the week.
On Monday, February 11, transgender fashion designer, actress and former America's Next Top Model star Isis King debuted her much-anticipated collection titled, "The Goldest winter Ever," in New York.
The CBS sitcom Mike & Molly
An Oregon State University faculty member has been named to the inaugural Trans 100, which calls attention to work being done in, by and for the transgender community across the United States.
Transgender advocates Masen Davis and Christan Williams squared off with Arizona Rep. John Kavanaugh, the author of a bill that would allow businesses to forbid transgender people from using a bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.
The lack of legal protections in two-thirds of the states for members of the LGBT community means that more people live in poverty and have a harder time making it simply because their rights aren’t on an equal footing with other Americans. This is even more the case for LGBT women and people of color, where employment discrimination fuels an even broader economic crisis.
The undersigned transgender service and advocacy organizations join to state their support for common sense immigration reform efforts that address the issues faced by undocumented transgender immigrants.
The City of Toronto has once again told trans Torontonians that they can't march down Yonge Street during Pride celebrations this summer. The announcement was met with outrage at a recent Pride Trans March town-hall event at the Marriott Hotel.
Gender-nonspecific housing offers a solution to folks like me.
The 2013 Trans 100, the brainchild of Jen Richards of We Happy Trans and Antonia D'orsay, Executive Director of This Is H.O.W, aims to provide "an inaugural overview of the breadth and diversity of work being done in, by, and for the transgender community across the United States."
LGBT media advocacy organization GLAAD has joined thousands of alumni and advocates calling on women's school Smith College to revise its admission policies to admit transgender students.