Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian and former Italian MP, was detained in Sochi, Russia over the weekend under the country's anti-LGBT, so-called "propaganda law." The following day, she was detained for a second time, and left by authorities in a rural area.
Allison Palmer, GLAAD's former Vice President of Campaigns and Programs, worked closely with Facebook as the social networking site prepared to greatly expand users' gender identity options. This week, she reflected on the significance of this development in an op-ed for The Advocate's website.
Seventeen year old Pat Cordova-Goff is a senior at Azusa High School in California, member of the cheer squad, student body president, and founder of Azusa High School's Gay Straight Alliance. She is now on her way to be the state's first transgender student to play high school softball on a girl's team.