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News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories
Gwendolyn Smith, the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, has written an essay for the Huffington Post for the 15th anniversary for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. She notes that since the murder of Rita Hester, hundreds of others of transgender people have been victims of violence and murder. In 2013 alone, over 200 transgender people were murdered...that we know of.
Last year, GLAAD examined the previous ten years of transgender inclusive television episodes, and found that more than half of those tracked were either negative or outright defamatory. Things haven't improved much since.
In Detroit on Friday, the body of a transgender woman was found in a trash bag and has not yet been identified.
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A South Texas school district has approved the yearbook photo of Jeydon Loredo, a transgender student wearing his tuxedo.
November 14th commemorated the fifth year since the brutal murder of Lateisha 'Teish' Green.