Transgender

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November 22, 2013

ESPNW: Too many voices remain silent

As we get closer to the Sochi Games, fan and media attention will be drawn to U.S. athletes who are standing up and stepping forward to speak out about the policies in Russia. ESPNW's "Silence Is Not Golden" brings forward an excellent question, how many of those athletes will be women?

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Many Voices releases video featuring trans pastor on Trans Day of Remembrance #TDOR

In conjunction with Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Many Voices Video Campaign, has released its sixth and final video featuring Rev. Brendan Boone, an out transgender pastor at Metropolitan Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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November 20, 2013

#TDOR COMMENTARY: Our lives are valuable

GLAAD's Tiq Milan writes that Transgender Day of Remembrance is about remembering those who have been lost to anti-trans violence and how we can stop the flow of violence.

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Lives lost to anti-trans violence remembered, memorialized

In all parts of the world today--Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)--people are gathering in honor of lives lost to anti-trans violence and discrimination. This is the 15th year that the annual, international event has formally taken place.

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#TDOR founder remarks on 15th anniversary, but still sees anti-trans violence today

Gwendolyn Smith, the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, has written an essay for the Huffington Post for the 15th anniversary for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. She notes that since the murder of Rita Hester, hundreds of others of transgender people have been victims of violence and murder. In 2013 alone, over 200 transgender people were murdered...that we know of.

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November 20, 2013

GLAAD remembers the victims on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. This isn't about pride or parties.

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November 19, 2013

REPORT UPDATE: Transgender images on TV remain largely negative, but standout roles hold promise

Last year, GLAAD examined the previous ten years of transgender inclusive television episodes, and found that more than half of those tracked were either negative or outright defamatory. Things haven't improved much since.

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