Transgender

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

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders to honor Jennifer Finney Boylan

Boston organization will honor transgender advocate, best-selling author, and GLAAD co-chair Jennifer Finney Boylan with the Spirit of Justice Award.

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The White House releases new HIV and AIDS strategy

Today, the White House released the National HIV and AIDS Strategy Updated to 2020 with a focus on minority populations affected by HIV and AIDS.

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Colorado trans woman challenges discriminatory health insurance denial

Colorado transgender woman, Ashlyn Trider, is currently working with TLDEF (Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund) to force Aetna Life Insurance Company to cover her sex reassignment surgery.

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Discovery Digital explains sex and gender terms in new video

"Sex and Gender Terms Explained" covers important terminology associated with gender identity.

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Virginia teen's lawsuit challenging his school's anti-trans bathroom policy moves forward

On Monday, July 27th 2015, a lawsuit filed to allow a transgender teen to use the boys' restrooms in his school moved forward, as U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar dismissed the Title IX discrimination claims in the suit.

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'Melissa Harris-Perry Show' focuses on violence against trans women of color

On Sunday, The Melissa Harris-Perry Show's guest hosts, Janet Mock and Richard Liu, drew focus to the extreme violence facing transgender women of color.

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Transgender woman India Clarke murdered in Tampa, Florida

On Tuesday morning, India Clarke, a 25 year old Black trans woman, was found murdered outside a community center in Tampa, Florida.

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New York State issues guidance to school districts on accommodating transgender students

On Monday, July 20th 2015, the New York State Education Department issued guidance to school districts on properly accommodating transgender and gender non-conforming students.

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GLAAD partners with Outfest on two trans panels

At the 2015 Outfest LA film festival, Nick Adams, GLAAD's Director of Programs for Transgender Media, appeared on two panels to discuss the importance of transgender media images.

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Ireland passes bill allowing gender marker changes on legal documents

On Wednesday, July 15th, Ireland passed the Gender Recognition Bill, which allows all citizens over the age of 18 to self-declare their gender marker on their legal documents without any medical intervention or other type of verification required. Prior to this, people in Ireland had no way to change their legal gender.

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