Transgender

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

June 30, 2014

Laverne Cox leads NYC's 2014 Pride Parade as Grand Marshal

Yesterday, Orange is the New Black star, Laverne Cox, served as a Grand Marshal in New York City's 2014 Pride Parade, marking the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, along with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Executive Director, Rea Carey, and “Frozen” star, Jonathan Groff.

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Trans woman of color murdered in Cincinnati, local trans advocates speak out

Tiffany Edwards, a 28-year-old trans woman of color, was found dead in Cincinnati last Thursday. She was last seen by her aunt the night before, saying she was meeting up with friends.

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Snapshots: GLAAD at the White House, George Takei, St. Louis, and more

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

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June 30, 2014

PHOTOS: GLAAD and WWE Superstar Darren Young march in NYC Pride

Pride Month ended on an awesome note on Sunday June 29th.

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VIDEOS: John Oliver interviews Pepe Julian Onziema, calling him "the Ghandi of Uganda"

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver focused on how far the United States has come in terms of LGBT equality, especially compared to other countries like Uganda. Oliver briefly discussed some of the anti-gay laws in Uganda, and then welcomed Pepe Onziema, a transgender Ugandan human rights activist.

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Transgender teen advocate Jazz is now a published author

Jazz, a 13-year-old transgender advocate who has worked with GLAAD and has even started her own foundation to help transgender youth, is now a published author!

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Democracy Now! highlights New York Medicaid lawsuit, GLAAD and SRLP's trans healthcare campaign

This week, Democracy Now! spoke with Pooja Gehi, a staff attorney at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), and Angie Milan-Cruz, one of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit challenging the New York Department of Health's exclusion of transgender healthcare coverage from Medicaid.

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June 26, 2014

Laverne Cox delivers powerful speech at 2014 Logo Trailblazers

Laverne Cox, transgender actress and advocate accepted an award on behalf of the groundbreaking Netflix series Orange is the New Black at the 2014 Logo Trailblazers awards, which honor those paving the way for LGBT equality.

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June 26, 2014

NYC Children's Services releases Safe & Respected, a Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Best Practices Guide

The guide covers current situations, policy, best practices, and practices to avoid across different issues for serving TGNC children involved in government programs and services.

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