Transgender

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

Houston makes history approving trans-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Today, Houston's City Council passed a non-discrimination ordinance that will protect city contracting, housing, public accommodations and private employees on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation in a vote.

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May 29, 2014

UK trans woman calls for government to no longer retain information about her assigned sex at birth

A trans woman, C, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, in the Greater London area is fighting a case requesting that the Government remove details on her previous life, including her old name. Her case rests on the claim that her gender reassignment surgery is a private matter and "wholly irrelevant" to her ability to find work.

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May 29, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Report shows anti-LGBTQ violence still way too high

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs just released its annual report on violence against the LGBTQ community and those affected by HIV.

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May 28, 2014

Groundbreaking Transgender Studies Quarterly released

Last year, the University of Arizona announced the Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ), the first non-medical academic journal devoted to transgender issues, would be released this year. According to Advocate.com, Duke University Press has just released the inaugural volume, titled "Postposttranssexual: Key Concepts for a 21st Century Transgender Studies."

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May 28, 2014

Transgender woman held in solitary confinement in China

A transgender woman, identified as Guiying Li, was found guilty of theft in Changsha, Hunan Province. Public Security Department officials have announced that she will serve her time in solitary confinement. The Changsha Detention Center has decided to segregate her from other prisoners on the grounds that it would be "inappropriate" to incarcerate her with either men or women.

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TAKE ACTION: 50 days of prison is not #JusticeForJane

A transgender 16-year-old girl, Jane Doe, has now been held in solitary confinement at an adult prison facility for 50 days, without criminal charges against her.

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The New York Times lauds Maryland's transgender non-discrimination act while New York "fails on this issue of fairness"

The New York Times editorial board commended Maryland's recent passage of a non-discrimination bill protecting transgender people, and called for Gov. Cuomo's administration to push for a similar law.

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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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May 27, 2014

Records show transgender travelers singled out in TSA screenings

Despite the announcement made last year by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to remove all body scanners that showed nearly nude images in order to protect passenger privacy, documents from the Department of Homeland Security reveal details of incidents in which transgender travelers were subjected to heightened scrutiny when passing through airport security checkpoints.

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