Transgender

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

June 17, 2014

Tona Brown to be first trans woman of color performing at Carnegie Hall

Tona Brown has reached her fundraising goal, and she will officially be making history as the first openly transgender woman of color ever to perform at the iconic venue on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 7:30PM.

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GLAAD meets with NBCUniversal to discuss transgender media images

Over the past month, GLAAD staff met with over 30 senior executives at MSNBC, NBC News, Bravo, and Oxygen for a discussion about fair, accurate, and inclusive media representations of transgender people in both news and entertainment.

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June 16, 2014

South Korea celebrates 15th annual Queer Cultural Festival

Last week at South Korea's 15th annual Queer Cultural Festival, the United States, French, and German embassies took part for the first time to show their support for the human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, both in their respective countries and in Korea as well.

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June 16, 2014

Obama to sign executive action for workplace LGBT equality

President Obama is expected to sign the order, but it is unknown when he will do so.
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LGBT students face harsher punishments, enter juvenile justice system

LGBT students, students of color, and students with disabilities are the most likely to be impacted by disciplinary action in schools and enter the juvenile justice system, according to a new report released by the Council of State Governments Justice Center.

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Snapshots: World Cup PSA, Fathers' Day, Carnegie Hall, 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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Mashable publishes an up-to-date compilation of LGBT flags and symbols

The many flags and symbols associated with the LGBT community can get confusing, so Mashable took the time to explain exactly what each one represents and how they originated.

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