Trans People of Color Coalition Founder Kylar Broadus, in his HuffingtonPost article, urges more economic equality for transgender Americans, particularly, trans people of color who are more likely than their counterparts to experience discrimination when trying to find employment, housing and equitable healthcare.
Ja'Briel Walthour, a trans woman from Georgia, shares with GLAAD her Ebony.com article on the importance of honoring trans women of color who we've lost to anti-transgender violence on Transgender Day of Remembrance.
GLAAD has been commemorating Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance by sharing stories that highlight the resilience and the achievements of transgender Americans, including performance artist and poet Kit Yan.
Known trans advocate Laverne Cox wasn’t always comfortable in her own skin. In fact, in her video as part of GLAAD’s “I AM: Trans People Speak” campaign, she touches on her initial perceptions of her identity and how she ultimately grew to embrace it after realizing she wasn’t “blending in effortlessly.”
November 20th marks the 14th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). This event has grown from a candlelight vigil held in Alston, MA following the murder of local transsexual rocker Rita Hester in 1998 to a global phenomenon.
Over the past week, GLAAD has been commemorating Transgender Awareness Week by sharing stories that highlight the resilience and the achievements of transgender Americans like Jennifer Finney Boylan and paying homage to the people we've lost to anti-transgender violence.