News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories

'Empire' creator Lee Daniels releases casting call for transgender actress

Lee Daniels, the co-creator of "Empire," is looking to cast a trans actress in upcoming project.

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DC Office of Human Rights' report shows discrimination against transgender job applicants

This report is the first government-run resume testing project in the nation to study ‪discrimination against ‪‎transgender and gender non-conforming job applicants.

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October 23, 2015

VIDEOS: I'm From Driftwood's new interviews depict LGBT life in the South

The LGBTQ Story Archive "I'm From Driftwood" posted three new stories of LGBT individuals that GLAAD met with on the Southern Stories Tour this summer.

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Catch a sneak preview of "Her Story" at Newfest, followed by Trans Hollywood panel

NewFest to premiere a sneak preview of "Her Story," a scripted series about the dating lives of trans and queer women in Los Angeles.

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October 15, 2015

Diverse, leading non-profits unite for LGBT youth on #SpiritDay

Spanning across different cause spaces, organizations like the ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood, Rock the Vote, National Center for Trans Equality, NYC Black Pride, and the world's largest youth-serving group made visible their support for their LGBT constituents and folks worldwide known.

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Trans celebrities and advocates go purple for #SpiritDay

Yesterday, many trans celebrities and advocates went purple for Spirit Day to take a stand against bullying and show their support for LGBT youth!

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U.S. Congress members call for changes in protocol for trans travelers in open letter to TSA

32 members of Congress signed onto an open letter to the TSA, calling for vast changes to current protocol for screening transgender travelers.

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Transgender woman Sarah McBride takes a stand with #WomenAreEqualDC

Sarah McBride, a transgender woman and political activist, is featured in a campaign with the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights to raise awareness to the D.C.'s civil rights laws that protect women in the workplace.

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