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

Wall Street Journal runs op-ed from longtime anti-trans psychiatrist, Paul McHugh

Today, the Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed from Dr. Paul McHugh, a well-known opponent of transgender healthcare, in which he claimed that "transgender surgery isn’t the solution."

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Happy Fathers' Day 2014 from GLAAD

For Fathers' Day this year, GLAAD is celebrating the voices of LGBT fathers, father figures, and fathers of LGBT families everywhere. Gay, trans, and ally advocates have shared with us their experiences as fathers and with fathers.

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Image of trans teen Jane Doe shared with essay by trans activists demanding #JusticeForJane

Jane Doe, a 16-year-old transgender girl, has been in prison without charges against her for 65 days, but her image and name have been kept anonymous by the Department of Children and Families.

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June 12, 2014

Laverne Cox talks 'Orange is the New Black' and anti-trans violence on "TakePart Live"

Yesterday, Laverne Cox chatted about her character, Sophia Burset, on Orange is the New Black and transgender issues with TakePart hosts, Jacob Soboroff and Meghan McCain, who is also a member of GLAAD's National Board of Directors.

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Orthodox Judaism slow to accept transgender girl

For one Orthodox Jewish transgender girl, being her true self has come at the expense of her comfort and safety in synagogue.

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VIDEO: Transgender teen produces music video with father's help

Ty Nic, a transgender teen from Illinois, released a music video for his original R&B song "Who I Am."

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What makes you proud? Show us on Instagram with #PridePortraits

In honor of NYC Pride 2014, GLAAD is partnering with Instagram to launch their first ever Pride Portrait Campaign. Staff members are posting portraits of themselves accompanied their own stories of pride, love and family… but that's not all!

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June 13, 2014

Classical musician Tona Brown to perform at TrevorLIVE

On June 16th, classically trained vocalist and violinist Tona Brown will headline this year's TrevorLIVE, the semi-annual comedy and music event of the Trevor Project, the nation's leading provider of crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBT youth.

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