Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), when advocates across the globe take a stand against anti-LGBT violence and discrimination.
News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories
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GLAAD and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) today announced that Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, CO has rejected mediation in a civil rights case asking the school to allow 6 year-old transgender student Coy Mathis to use the girls' bathroom at her school.
Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, parents of six-year-old Coy Mathis from Fountain, Colorado, have launched a change.org petition asking Coy's school to allow her to go back to using the correct bathroom. Just before Christmas, Coy's school notified her parents that their daughter would no longer be allowed to use the girls' bathroom, because she is transgender.
How GLAAD's Director of News and Field Media was inspired by the story of the Mathis family, and the role stories like this play in our culture.
Dr. Jim Sears ('Dr. Jim' on CBS's The Doctors) has apologized for comments he made while part of a panel on CNN Tuesday, discussing the story of six-year-old Coy Mathis - the Colorado first-grader whose family has filed a Civil Rights case to force her school to let her use the correct bathroom.
As the first African American trans woman to create a news outlet that focuses on trans women of color issues, Monica Roberts, creator of TransGriot, is continuing to raise visibility for black trans women and the everyday challenges they face.
The continued transphobic news coverage by Fox News needs to stop. As the rest of soceity realizes the need for fair and equal treatment of trans people, why haven't the very people that make us aware of this progress?
LGBT advocates in Maryland participate in Senate hearing on SB 449, a nondiscrimination ordinance that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression.
Fires being investigated as arson have left two Olivia residents without a home and their possessions and took the life of the owner’s therapy dog.
A teacher at the American Academy of Art used the wrong pronouns while speaking to a student, and decided to apologize
On what would have been Kayla Moore’s 42nd birthday, family members and the community at large celebrated her life and marched peacefully to the Berkeley police station Wednesday evening.
When Bindiya Rana, a transgender candidate in Pakistan's elections, went door to door in the Karachi slum she hopes to represent, few people seemed to care about which gender she identifies with.
Helena Bushong is 60, transgender and living with HIV/AIDS. In 2002 she was dually diagnosed with HIV and AIDS and given six months to live. Ty Martin is an aging advocate who leads a support group for older gay black men with HIV/AIDS in the historic Harlem neighborhood of New York City.
Assembly Bill 1121, authored by Assemblymember Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and co-sponsored by Transgender Law Center and Equality California, passed the Assembly Committee on Judiciary today.
It doesn’t take much to make a child feel like an outsider. Most of us have felt that way at one time or another. What can be hard is helping children feel like they belong — like they are part of something bigger than themselves.
Earlier this month, I visited Boyle Heights, California – a neighborhood in East Los Angeles – for an LGBTQ Forum hosted by the Latino Equality Alliance. The event brought together service providers, families, advocates, and individuals from the nearby communities for a resource fair, plenaries, and workshop sessions.