This is the first ruling in the nation holding that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms that match who they are, and the most comprehensive ruling ever supporting the rights of transgender people to access bathrooms without harassment or discrimination.
In your apology, you said that you were sorry that you “didn’t stand up to people publicly ‘on [your] side’” who were calling others names. Putting “on my side” in quotation marks in your apology was interesting to me. We have all learned how to be on particular “sides” in life and for many years, the media has worked hard to make these sides as pronounced as possible to give people a sense of drama and tension. But we do not have to live that way if we don’t want to.
Mainstream Islam has a reputation of being rabidly anti-LGBT, but that reputation is being challenged. Gay Muslims around the world are working slowly-but-surely to reach out to other LGBT Muslims looking to reconcile their identity with their faith. Read about two openly gay imams and others who are paving the way for LGBT Muslims in America and overseas.
TV Guide reports the Disney Channel will break new ground early next year with the airing of an episode of Good Luck Charlie which includes a lesbian couple, the network's first out characters in a series.
Imam Dayaiee Abdullah never knows how many people are going to show up for Friday prayers. Some weeks, nearly a dozen men and women gather at a Quaker hall in northwest Washington, D.C., other weeks, Abdullah, a convert to Islam, sits alone.
He may be the only openly gay imam in the world, and he formed Light of Reform mosque more than two years ago so people like himself could worship without fear.
Friday marks the beginning of Trans Pride L.A. 2013, presented by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and co-sponsored by Gender Justice LA, Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival, and the Transgender Law Center. GLAAD is the official media sponsor for Trans Pride L.A.