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An essay written by an 11-year-old transgender child named Sadie Croft, following President Obama's historic inauguration speech, calls for transgender equality.
A new blog titled "No More Strangers: LGBT Mormon Forum" has been created to address a wide range of topics from the diverse perspectives of LGBT and allied Mormons.
Washington DC is abuzz with inauguration activities. Among the schedule are several moments that include LGBT figures. Keep an eye out for LGBT moments.
Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.
Despite being one of the most inclusive science fiction programs on television, the SyFy series Lost Girl unfortunately hurt and offended many of its fans with its most recent season premiere this week, which featured a shapeshifting villain that gets her comeuppance in a scene that was disturbingly evocative of real life anti-transgender violence. Following complaints from viewers and outreach from GLAAD, the producers of Lost Girl have now released a statement in response.
The 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees include a variety of trans-inclusive stories in several categories.
When journalists mis-identify a trans person, an entire group of people sees a part of themselves erased and devalued.
Author, professor and GLAAD board member Jennifer Finney Boylan is now a blog contributor to PsychologyToday.com.
The 2013 Trans 100, the brainchild of Jen Richards of We Happy Trans and Antonia D'orsay, Executive Director of This Is H.O.W, aims to provide "an inaugural overview of the breadth and diversity of work being done in, by, and for the transgender community across the United States."
LGBT media advocacy organization GLAAD has joined thousands of alumni and advocates calling on women's school Smith College to revise its admission policies to admit transgender students.
I have been fighting for the full inclusion of LGBTQ voices in immigration reform since 2008 along side many powerful undocuqueer people. We have gone a long way and we still have much to accomplish so our movements can be united. Needless to say, for us in GetEQUAL, immigration reform is needed and it is a moral imperative for our country. This legislative battle has become a focal point in our organizing because of the lived experience of some of our leaders, including myself.
LGBT demonstrators were among the tens of thousands of immigrant reform activists who rallied outside the U.S. Capitol and in 30 cities around the nation on April 10 as a group of eight senators reached tentative agreement on a broad immigration bill. Leaders of LGBT organizations were featured speakers in solidarity for immigration reform.
A privately operated shelter for homeless women funded by the D.C. government is violating the D.C. Human Rights Act by refusing to admit transgender women unless they provide “documentation” of a legal name change or gender reassignment surgery, according to separate complaints against the facility by two transgender women, as reported earlier this week by the Washington Blade.
A transgender Nova Scotia student says she recently faced suspension for using the women’s washroom at her rural high school.
Here's a potentially interesting scenario: Fallon Fox, the controversial transgender MMA fighter who competes in Championship Fighting Alliance, rises up the ranks and eventually joins the UFC, where she earns a shot at the UFC women's bantamweight title against Ronda Rousey.
California's Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has confirmed that a non-discrimination law guarantees all people the right to access coverage for medically necessary care regardless of gender identity or expression.