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News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories
“This is a historic day for human rights in the United States…starting today transgender and gender non-conforming people now have legal recourse if they face discrimination on the job," said Masen Davis, executive director of the Transgender Law Center (TLC). "We no longer have to be silent when we are fired or not hired simply for being who we are.”
Jenna Talackova finished among the top twelve semi-finalists of the Miss Universe Canada pageant on Saturday, where she also took home a Miss Congeniality award.
Following an incredibly exploitative piece in the New York Times about the death of transgender woman Lorena Escalera in a fire this past weekend, and the newspaper’s subsequent refusal to acknowledge the true problems with their story, transgender advocates and allies have generated a powerful response asserting the immense hurt felt by so many over this coverage.
Trans advocate and editor of People.com launches the #GirlsLikeUs campaign to empower trans women.
Jenna Talackova has been officially listed among the sixty-two national finalists scheduled to compete in the upcoming Miss Universe Canada competition.
In response to criticism from the LGBT community and allies over its coverage of a fire that killed a transgender woman this weekend, the New York Times released a statement that reveals a lack of understanding of how serious this problem is.
Several civil rights leaders have been outspoken about their unwavering support of Obama’s endorsement for marriage for same-sex couples in the last week.
This weekend, the New York Times published an extremely exploitative article about a transgender woman who had died in a fire.