Jennifer Tyrrell, together with GLAAD and Scouts For Equality, today launched a new petition to urge the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to completely lift its anti-gay ban on both youth members and adult employees and volunteers.
Nizah Morris, a transgender woman, sustained a fatal head wound while in the custody of three Philadelphia police officers in December of 2002. Circumstances surrounding her death were never fully understood by the community and now 10 years later the community and Morris's family are demanding further investigation.
GLAAD is a core supporter of the Drop the I-Word campaign, which delivered a petition with more than 70,000 signatures to The New York Times calling on the newspaper to stop describing people as "illegal.”
Teachers, students and union members took to the streets of England this weekend to march in memory of Lucy Meadows, a transgender schoolteacher who died in March. One little girl joined the crowd with a poem for the late educator.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is set to be introduced in both chambers of Congress on Thursday, according to multiple sources, but without major changes that were previously under consideration.