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

July 18, 2014

UPDATE: Jane Doe moved to male facility

GLAAD has been following the story of Jane Doe, a 16-year-old transgender girl of color, and we are dismayed to report that Doe has been moved to Connecticut's Juvenile Training School (JTS), the state's only secure facility for delinquent boys.

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New report explains barriers to economic equality for LGBT young people

The Center for American Progress has released a new comprehensive report on the experiences of LGBT young people in the workforce and how this group is at a severe disadvantage.

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Transgender woman seeks to become Roman Catholic nun and pens book "Why God Doesn't Hate You"

A transgender woman, Tia Pesando, hopes to become a Roman Catholic nun in London, Ontario.

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July 15, 2014

Chicago Trans woman launches tech focused creative design firm

Last week, TransTech Social Enterprise (TTSE), announced the launch of their tech ­focused training and apprentic

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Promise Place School gives housing, education, and hope to homeless LGBT youth

The Foundation for International Justice, Inc is planning to open Promise Place School, a residential school for homeless LGBT youth in Massachusetts.

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July 11, 2014

Chicago radio station tweets slur about actress Laverne Cox

Chicago R&B ration station, WGCI and host UB Rodriguez both tweeted out a transphobic slur about Cox's inclusion in John Legend's new video, "You and I"

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