Transgender

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

November 6, 2014

LGBT icons Laverne Cox and Robin Roberts tearing it up as Glamour's Women of the Year

Transgender actress and advocate Laverne Cox and Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts are among Glamour's Women of the Year.

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November 3, 2014

Discovery Life Channel announces series telling the stories of trans women in Kansas City

The Discovery Life Channel, a new Discovery Communications network set to launch in January 2015, announced its first program today: a series about trans friends and couples in Kansas City.

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LGBT advocates tell the truth about Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance on #IStandSunday

On Sunday, anti-LGBT activists gathered at Grace Community Church for a rally criticizing Houston's openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, and her support for the city's recently passed non-discrimination ordinance.

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GLAAD @ Work: Southern Stories, Tavi Gevinson talks feminism, Eastern European advocacy, & more

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Newsroom each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Georgia advocates rally for transgender man allegedly threatened and called "it" by police

A transgender man, Juan Evans, in East Point, Georgia, says he was pulled over by local police for speeding, only to be harassed, called "it," and threatened with a genital search, according to a video released by the SNaP Co (Solutions Not Punishment Coalition). The video shows Evans recounting the incident he endured on October 23 after he was pulled over.

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GLAAD @ Work: Faking It cast on LGBT and intersex storylines, Venezuela progresses in LGBT movement, student journalists write for equality & more

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Newsroom each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Decision finds U.S. Army discriminated against transgender employee

Last week, a landmark determination announced by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) found that a transgender veteran and civilian Army software specialist faced "frequent, pervasive and humiliating,” gender identity discrimination by the Department of the Army.

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October 28, 2014

TAKE ACTION: #WeAreTheSouth explores the robust and diverse lives in the South

People from all walks of life in the South have been participating in the #WeAreTheSouth photo campaign, holding up a pieces of paper that list their different identities. This campaign strives show the robust lives of these individuals who live and love at the intersections of race, gender and sexuality.

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October 27, 2014

Voting matters for more than LGBT issues

With midterm elections approaching, GLAAD and Rock the Vote are encouraging people to vote based on the issues that matter to them based on their unique backgrounds.

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October 24, 2014

"Voting While Trans" PSA, two years later

Since the "Voting While Trans" PSA was released two years ago, voting rights for minorities have become more of a challenge than ever.

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