Andraya Williams, a 22-year-old trans woman of color and student at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) says she was escorted off campus and told she was suspended after using the women's restroom.
The US Department of Justice trained law enforcement officers in best practices for serving the transgender community, for the first time ever, last week. Similar trainings will take place for local police departments throughout the country.
Tona Brown is nearly halfway to her $3500 goal to be able to be the first African-American violinist to perform at Carnegie Hall. GLAAD had a conversation with Tona, asking her about her love of music, her advocacy for African-American and transgender musicians, and what she is doing after her historic performance.