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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There were many notable stories involving trans Americans in 2012. GLAAD has put together a short list of notable stories that garnered national attention this year.
2012 saw a wide range of celebrities come out as LGBT, many in more subdued ways than years past.
On December 20, Latino LGBT and ally advocates announced the launch of Unión=Fuerza, the first Latino Institute at Creating Change, the annual conference that brings LGBT people and allies together for workshops and discussions about the work being done to advocate for LGBT equality.
The Ali Forney center launches Homeless for the Holidays, a video project that empowers homeless LGBTQ-identified youth to share their stories about the realities of living on the street.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Co-Chairs Lauren Foster, Marysol Patton (pictured above) and Sarah Arison, GLAAD has launched a volunteer leadership council in Miami.
Spencer Cox, a noted activist in the fight against AIDS, passed away Tuesday morning at New York’s Columbia Presbyterian Hospital of causes related to the disease. He was 44.
Is there a trans activist in your community you would like to praise? Do you know someone who is working to improve the lives of trans people where you live? Find out how you can help them get the recognition they deserve.
Actress and activist Laverne Cox expressed her dissatisfaction with the media’s coverage of an assault trial in New York involving a transgender model Claudia Charriez and her firefighter ex-boyfriend, Taylor Murphy.
SB1045 makes it against state law for local governments to pass laws or regulations which ensure access to public access to "privacy areas" based on "gender identity or expression."...It isn't hard to see how this bill has potential for extreme abuse.
Paranoid, schizophrenic and transgender, Kayla Moore followed a difficult path through life. That path ended abruptly when she died after Berkeley Police took her into custody the night of Feb. 12.
Recent reports involving attacks against transgender people in the Mission district have community leaders searching for ways to protect the vulnerable group.
An Arizona House panel late Wednesday approved a measure targeting transgendered people who want to use bathrooms of the gender they identify with, voting along party lines to advance a bill that protects business owners who bar the practice.
A House committee is set to consider a watered-down version of a bill that would have barred transgender people from using public bathrooms not associated with their birth gender.
Last week, Arizona state Rep. John Kavanagh (R) introduced a new bill that would have prosecuted transgender people with a class 1 misdemeanor for using the appropriate bathroom according to their gender.
An Oregon high school installed separate unisex bathrooms, giving a "third option" to its students, including those who identify as transgender, a school official said.
March is Women’s History Month—a time not only to celebrate women’s contributions to history and society, but also to reflect on the injustices and persecution that too many women continue to face across the globe.