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News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories
NCTE recognizes GLAAD and other groups for quickly engaging senior levels of the organization including its owner, Donald Trump, to update the policy.
GLAAD and the Miss Universe Organization today announced that the competition would become open to transgender women.
Last month, GLAAD and the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) announced the upcoming national launch of the “I AM: Trans People Speak” video campaign. The campaign has since received considerable attention from advocates and the media, and more user-created videos have been added to the campaign’s video channel. In addition to the campaign trailer, you can view some of the user-created videos below.
Following the announcement that the Miss Universe Organization would allow transgender contestant Jenna Talackova to compete, and that GLAAD would be working with Miss Universe to open the pageant up to the trans community, Talackova says she wants pageant owner Donald Trump to make sure “no one else has to suffer the discrimination I have had to endure.”
Last week, transgender advocate Alexis Rivera passed away from complications related to HIV. Rivera was 34 years old and worked as Policy Advocate at the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco since 2007. GLAAD offers deepest condolences to her friends, family, and all who loved her.
GLAAD responded to the Miss Universe Organization's decision to allow a transgender contestant to compete after she was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada competition last month.
In the latest episode of the IN THE LIFE, the first national LGBT-issue oriented television program brings the lives of transgender youth and their families into focus. The episode highlights the stories of eight transgender and gender non-conforming youth.
Today, GLAAD’s Religion, Faith, and Values Program would like to give a recap of a few of the LGBT women of faith who were highlighted on GLAAD’s blog in the last year.