News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories

February 28, 2013

Filling a void in the blogsphere: Monica Roberts for Transgriot

As the first African American trans woman to create a news outlet that focuses on trans women of color issues, Monica Roberts, creator of TransGriot, is continuing to raise visibility for black trans women and the everyday challenges they face.
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February 27, 2013

GLAAD working with 6-year-old Coy Mathis and family to tell story of discrimination

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The Queer Community Needs to Stop Being Transphobic: Realizing My Cisgender Privilege

For trans* people, violence is a pressing reality. I have a friend in medical school in San Diego who called me last year after attending a lecture on trans* health. The guest speaker, a physician who works almost exclusively with trans* persons, explained that he wasn't able to retain his patients. "It's not because they're dying from disease," he said.
Huffington Post
February 27, 2013

Colorado family seeks equal treatment for transgender daughter

Colorado family seeks equal treatment for transgender daughter

GLAAD has been working closely with the family of 6-year-old Coy Mathis and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) in asking Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, CO to allow Coy to once again use the girls' restroom at her school.  Coy, who is in first grade, used the correct restroom for the previous year. But in mid-December, the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 told her parents, Kathryn and Jeremy,  that Coy would be prevented from using the girls’ bathrooms after winter break.


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