Transgender

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

HUD says shelters must respect gender identity

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released guidance which calls for transgender people to be placed in housing facilities that match their gender identity.

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US Defense Secretary open to trans people in the military

Ashton Carter US Defense Secretary said on Sunday that transgender people should not be precluded from military service based on their gender identity.

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VIDEO: Southern conservative mother of transgender daughter talks acceptance

This week, GLAAD: All Access host Claire Pires interviewed Debi Jackson, a Southern conservative mother of a transgender daughter, about acceptance.

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5 of the most unsettling realities for America's trans community

A new report, Understanding Issues Facing Transgender Americans, has found that transgender people are among the most vulnerable communities in America. Transgender women and trans people of color are at particular risk.

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GLAAD @ Work: #GotYourBack campaign, inaccurate transgender coverage, bisexual visibility, and more

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GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis talks acceptance with MSNBC's Thomas Roberts

"It's not just the law that has to change. It's people's heart," said Jenny. "My mother used to say, 'it's impossible to hate anyone whose story you know.'"

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GLAAD @ Work: Poll shows path ahead for LGBT acceptance, Creating Change, and more

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Photos: Take a look at GLAAD around Creating Change

GLAAD staff was all over the annual Creating Change conference in Denver this last week. We were fortunate to meet with several LGBT organizational partners, do presentations on using the media to advance equality, and even get to do some media advocacy work in Denver!

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New GLAAD report maps long road to full LGBT acceptance, despite historic legal advances

GLAAD surveys conducted by Harris Poll show some Americans still 'very uncomfortable' with LGBT families and co-workers

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