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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After Smith College refused to consider her application for the second time, Calliope Wong, a high school senior and trans woman, is calling for a change in the college's admissions practices, and GLAAD is working to bring her story to broader attention.
Last week, Arizona State Representative John Kavanagh wanted to criminalize trans people for using the correct bathroom. He's backed down from that, but is now seeking to legalize discrimination against transgender people.
GLAAD is joining advocates to call for an end to Smith College's discrimination against trans women applicants.
On Sunday's Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, GLAAD announced that the organization has formally dropped the words 'Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation' from its name and will be known going forward as simply GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy organization.
At the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York this past weekend, GLAAD President Herndon Graddick spoke about the evolving mission of the organization, and the importance of the transgender community in his vision for the future of equality.
A new Go Fund Me campaign has been started for renowned transgender author, playwright, and gender theorist Kate Bornstein to help cover the cost of her cancer treatment.
#girlslikeus, the hashtag created by trans activist and writer Janet Mock, has reached its one-year anniversary!
When the Phoenix City Council approved a local LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in a 5-3 vote last month, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton affirmed, "This is the right thing to do for our city." State Representative John Kavanagh disagrees.
“I was standing outside the nightclub with my friends when I was ordered by [municipality] police to get into the car, with no legal order” one of the transgender revelers harassed Saturday night at Dekwaneh club Ghost said, on condition of anonymity.
As an African-American transgender woman, tolerance, respect and acceptance have been my quest for over 20 years. My initial coming out as a transgender woman left me friendless, jobless and eventually homeless.
Philadelphia City Council passed a first of its kind LGBT Equality bill on April 25.
Transgender Law Center congratulates the state of Vermont today, as it becomes the fourth state (and DC!) to order insurance companies to end their practice of excluding medically necessary care for transgender people.
The American Civil Liberties Union LGBT legal organizations said Thursday that a key religious exemption in new legislation banning anti-LGBT job discrimination "undermines the core goal" of the bill and should be removed.
On Tuesday, March 12, I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to meet with a group of representatives from Housing Works who, every Tuesday from January to June, travel to Albany, N.Y., to speak with New York state legislators to encourage them to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA).
Recently we've been inundated with images of gay couples holding hands, demonstrating their commitment to one another and protesting the marriage ban.
The story of a transgender student at Red Lion Area Senior High School has drawn attention and support online after his name was put on the ballot for prom queen instead of prom king.