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

Georgia changes policy on gender-affirming medical care for trans inmates

Officials in Georgia have revoked a blanket policy addressing medical treatment for transgender inmates. The decision comes after the Department of Justice backed a lawsuit filed by Ashley Diamond, a trans inmate, seeking restoration of hormone therapy. There is still more to be done for trans prisoners.

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VIDEO: New Girls on the Block cast talks need for positive transgender series

At the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, GLAAD: All Access host Claire Pires interviewed the cast of New Girls on the Block, which premieres this Saturday on the Discovery Life Channel.

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Department of Justice supports gender-affirming medical care for trans inmates

The Department of Justice released a statement in support of Ashley Diamond, a transgender inmate in Georgia. The statement says that Ms. Diamond and all other trans prisoners deserve access to medically necessary gender-affirming care.
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Media misgenders transgender woman killed in NSA shooting

Initial reporting from several media outlets misgendered a transgender woman who was killed by National Security Aagency police while allegedly attempting to drive an SUV through a restricted entrance to the NSA campus in Fort Meade, MD.

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GLAAD @ Work: Indiana's new law, Bob Jones' apology, transgender roles in television, and more

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Transgender Day of Visibility celebrates the trans community

Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate the achievements of the community as a whole, as well as trans individuals. It's a day to feel empowered and recognized.

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Take a look at the 2015 Trans 100 List

The 2015 list of 100 leaders and advocates in the trans community was announce on Sunday at the Trans 100 Live Event in Chicago.
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