When Alessandra Bernaroli, a transgender woman in Italy, officially changed her name and gender on her identity card, the Bologna court forced a divorce with her wife, also named Alessandra. Their appeal for the divorce got turned down, but Italy's high court has now overturned the initial ruling.
News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories
Changing one's name can be one of the most meaningful steps for a trans or gender nonconforming person in expressing and validating who they are. Religious congregations and individuals from around the country have recognized this and have developed naming ceremonies to honor what can be such an important milestone.
A controversial story in the news right now is that of 16-year-old Chase Culpepper, a gender non-conforming teen from
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.
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.
In an insightful interview with Fusion.net, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis discusses the current state of the LGBT rights movement as well as its optimistic future.
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.
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.