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This morning the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced its 2012 Primetime Emmys nominees and included several nods for inclusive series and characters, as well as out LGBT actors.
Sunday evening AMC dipped its toes in the reality genre by premiering Small Town Security, an unscripted look at a small town family-owned security and investigation company. Under the guidance of Joan “The Chief” Koplan and her beloved Chihuahua Lambchop the peculiar but endearing crew of JJK Security gives Small Town Security viewers a unique perspective of life in the rural community of Ringgold, GA.
Not too long ago GLAAD blog readers were introduced to Hello Forever, a film starring transgender model and actress Isis King about Filipina women trying to overcome obstacles and find a way out of poverty. The filmmakers took to Kickstater in hopes to raise funds to cover post-production costs and festival submission fees. With your help they met their goal, and Isis shared her excitement on Twitter.
A new report has been released that sheds light on youth who are LGBT and homeless, and GLAAD is calling on the media to bring more attention to this epidemic, the unique problems that such teens and young adults face, and potential solutions, as outlined in the report.
The #SupportCeCe campaign announces a new effort to collect books for CeCe McDonald. Show support.
While this story deals with a sensitive issue of an alleged crime, the media has largely disregarded basic respect for Vanessa and her identity. Several news outlets have used wrong pronouns and called Vanessa the wrong name, misrepresented her gender identity, and even referred to her with derogatory slurs.
Trans advocates Isis King and Janet Mock sat down as part of the LGBT documentary series, In the Life, for a conversation about visibility of trans women today.
Transgriot founder and blogger and trans advocate Monica Roberts challenges the sexism and transphobia on VH1's show Love and Hip Hop.
Rebecca Juro, 50, has been unemployed for the last four years and she can't help but think it's because she's transgender.
A lawyer for Kenneth Furr, the Metropolitan Police Department officer found guilty of an off-duty assault with a dangerous weapon and solicitation of prostitution, filed a notice with D.C. Superior Court Feb. 11 stating that Furr's defense team will be appealing his conviction.
At 16, a boy became the youngest in the Paloso naw village of Kunar province to have a life-changing operation.
One of Chicago's last transgender organizations is staring down a dissolution proposal after a controversial move by the group's president.
A transgender woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to killing a young woman last year on a Wilmington street.
The Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has released a new study today analyzing the impact of anti-LGBT bullying on middle and high school students who participate in athletics.
The D.C. Council introduced today a bill that would bring city regulations in line with 23 states and the State Department in protecting the identities of individuals who undergo gender transitions.
In recent days, Thailand’s transgender community has surfaced in media reports, covering topics ranging from an offensive IKEA advertisement to a political campaign aimed at the untapped “kathoey” (male-to-female) voting bloc.