Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), when advocates across the globe take a stand against anti-LGBT violence and discrimination.
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Two instances of anti-transgender murders occurred in Orlando, Florida and Baltimore, Maryland over the last 24 hours. Both were transgender women of color. And when the media doesn't tell their story correctly, it perpetuates misleading stereotypes about transgender people.
ABCnews.com highlighted a new project by photographer Jen Rosenstein that focuses on the trans community. The "Transformational Project" will consist of images of transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex people around the country.
The Switch is a television series set in Vancouver Canada. Produced by Trembling Void Studios the show is a first of its kind. The Switch will feature 6 recurring transgender roles and tell their stories as they navigate thru contemporary Canadian society.
Trans* Awareness Project is a new campaign founded on the campus of the University of Minnesota: Twin Citites.
The Health and Human Services Department has decided to forgo the public comment process, and instead rely on a panel of experts to determine whether to lift its 32 year-old policy against covering Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) in its Medicare and Medicaid Services.
This weekend, We Happy Trans, a website that celebrates the positive experiences of transgender people, and This is H.O.W., a non profit organization dedicated to the betterment of the lives of trans people, announced Trans 100, a first-of-its-kind overview of the diversity and impact of the work being done by (and for) transgender people in America.
GLAAD is sponsoring a launch event for the Trans 100 list, a project created by We Happy Trans and This is HOW. The Trans 100 is an overview of the breadth and diversity of work being done in, by, and for the transgender community across the United States.
Documentarian Michiel Thomas explores the coming out process for for LGBT athletes through film, and hopes that his new project will provide the opportunity to give answers to the questions of stereotypes and misunderstandings about being an LGBT-identifying person in sports.
Scoring consecutive victories in state legislatures, at the ballot box and in the polls, gay people have gained national prominence and momentum in the United States even as high-profile men have tightened their hold on the leadership as strategists, promoters, spokesmen and financiers.
Tufts University has adopted a new healthcare plan that includes benefits for transgender students, making Tufts the 37th university or college in the country to offer health insurance of this kind, according to university officials.
Juli Grey-Owens, Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition executive director and member of the New York state Transgender Rights Coalition, alongside members of the Interfaith Impact of New York State are urging lawmakers to pass legislation this session that will protect transgender New Yorkers from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations.
First the details of the third African-American transwoman this month to die too soon at the hands of a murderer, then I go Maya Wilkes concerning the over the top transphobic 'reporting' of Cleveland Plain Dealer stenographers (they don't deserve the title of reporter) John Caniglia and Jo Ellen Corrigan.
A vigil is being held Monday in downtown Oakland on the anniversary of the slaying of a 37-year-old transgender woman who was sitting in her car socializing with friends when she was killed, vigil organizers said.
With his father and siblings watching and cheering from the sidewalk out front, transgender high school student Issak Wolfe attended his prom.
Honey West will tell you that for the first four years of her life, she was "unedited." Her parents allowed her to play with her sister's dolls, and she was so eager to wear her sister's tutu that she would pull it off the laundry line and put it on before it was completely dry.
A trans woman won’t get to fulfill her dream of attending Smith College, a private women’s university in Massachusetts, because on government federal financial aid documents she is registered as a male.