Transgender

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

July 22, 2014

VIDEO: Laverne Cox takes a little time to enjoy The View

Yesterday, Laverne Cox appeared on ABC's The View to talk about her role on Orange is the New Black and the "nuance, and complexity, and dimension" it asked of her, and thus the catharsis it offered her.

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July 22, 2014

GLAAD co-chair on Huffington Post: 5 Things Not to Say to a Transgender Person (and 3 Things You Should)

Jennifer Finney Boylan, GLAAD national co-chair, shares her thoughts on five things not to say to a transgender person as well as three things you should.

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President Obama signs executive order protecting LGBT federal workers and contractors

Today, President Obama signed an executive order that prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity against federal workers and contractors.

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Transgender George Fox student faces discrimination and is denied appropriate campus housing

A transgender student, Jayce, was denied his housing request to live with male friends by Portland, Oregon's George Fox University, a privately owned Quaker school that receives federal funding, based on so-called theological principles.

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July 18, 2014

Tiq Milan answers trans etiquette questions on Washington Post Live

GLAAD's own Tiq Milan answered questions submitted by the Washington Post Live audience on transgender etiquette.

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WATCH: Mom's speech challenges bias against her transgender 6-year-old

Debi Jackson, the mother of a 6-year-old transgender girl named A.J., gave a speech about her daughter several months ago at Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City. A video of the speech has gone viral with more than 200,000 views, and was shared in an article from the Huffington Post and in a tweet from Ricky Martin.

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Media outlets using inaccurate name and misgendering murdered Baltimore trans woman, Mia Henderson

A transgender woman of color, Mia Henderson, was found dead Wednesday morning in an alley in northwest Baltimore.

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