Last year in San Francisco—a city with gravely disparate living circumstances—there were 7,350 youth and adults experiencing homelessness, 30 percent of whom identified as LGBT, according to the 2013 San Francisco Homeless Count and Survey.
Today, advocates are joining the family of Lateisha Green, a transgender woman of color who was murdered in Syracuse in 2008, at the New York Court of Appeals in Albany for a hearing on whether to reinstate the hate crime conviction against her alleged killer, Dwight DeLee.
Last week, Nikki Sullivan brought her 7-year-old transgender child to Owen County Elementary School in Kentucky, introducing her for the first time as her daughter. According to local news reports, the school has accepted her daughter and is working to protect her from bullying, but some parents are refusing to accept her gender identity.
On the heels of the Supreme Court decision that brought marriage equality, Arlene Goldberg and her late wife, Carol Goldwasser, officially became the first same-sex couple whose marriage is respected by the state.
GLAAD interviewed Charleston County Councilwoman Colleen Condon minutes after Colleen and her fiancee Nichols Bleckley filled out a marriage license form and pay their $70 fee and received the first same sex marriage license to be granted in Charleston County.