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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Evon "Yung LT" Young, the 22-year-old transgender male rapper who has been missing since New Year's Day, is the alleged victim of a gruesome murder, according to Milwaukee authorities.
With the absence of a community pride center in Harlem, Harlem PRIDE's Co-founder Carmen Neely met with GLAAD to discuss their efforts and local activists to bring Harlem its first PRIDE center by 2015.
Today GLAAD stands in solidarity with those working to end the HIV/AIDS epidermic in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Day
While February was declared Black History Month to recognize the many accomplishments and contributions of all African Americans, the lives of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people are often left out of the picture. During the month of February GLAAD will pay special homage to the leaders who have paved the way to make the world a better place for LGBT Americans, especailly African-Americans and other people of color.
In a story that has been making its way around the media for the past few weeks, a former teacher at a Roman Catholic prep school in Queens suing after being fired for coming out as transgender.
GLAAD joined thousands of LGBT people and allies from around the world to convene and strategize as part of the 25th Annual Creating Change Conference. Check out our amazing work and the work of other advocates who are trying to improve the world for LGBT people.
Over 150 LGBT Latino advocates and allies convened at Creating Change's first-ever Latino Institute.
Recently transgender youth have been taking center stage on some of media's biggest platforms, and the media has risen to the occasion, taking the opportunity to educate and raise awareness.
I have been fighting for the full inclusion of LGBTQ voices in immigration reform since 2008 along side many powerful undocuqueer people. We have gone a long way and we still have much to accomplish so our movements can be united. Needless to say, for us in GetEQUAL, immigration reform is needed and it is a moral imperative for our country. This legislative battle has become a focal point in our organizing because of the lived experience of some of our leaders, including myself.
LGBT demonstrators were among the tens of thousands of immigrant reform activists who rallied outside the U.S. Capitol and in 30 cities around the nation on April 10 as a group of eight senators reached tentative agreement on a broad immigration bill. Leaders of LGBT organizations were featured speakers in solidarity for immigration reform.
A privately operated shelter for homeless women funded by the D.C. government is violating the D.C. Human Rights Act by refusing to admit transgender women unless they provide “documentation” of a legal name change or gender reassignment surgery, according to separate complaints against the facility by two transgender women, as reported earlier this week by the Washington Blade.
A transgender Nova Scotia student says she recently faced suspension for using the women’s washroom at her rural high school.
Here's a potentially interesting scenario: Fallon Fox, the controversial transgender MMA fighter who competes in Championship Fighting Alliance, rises up the ranks and eventually joins the UFC, where she earns a shot at the UFC women's bantamweight title against Ronda Rousey.
California's Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has confirmed that a non-discrimination law guarantees all people the right to access coverage for medically necessary care regardless of gender identity or expression.
I want to talk about priorities. Frankly, Calliope Wong’s case is part of a problem that’s existed at Smith and many women’s colleges throughout their history, and this was just the moment the issue became public because it screwed over someone so clearly, and because she was badass enough to speak up.
Today, DC Comics told Wired that it will continue to expand the LGBT diversity of its superhero universe by introducing the first openly transgender character in a mainstream superhero comic.