GLAAD today joins organizers of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) to memorialize those who lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence and to raise public awareness around increasing rates of violence facing transgender people.
In this guest post, NCAVP Coordinator Chai Jindasurat recounts working with Dee Dee Pearson, a trans woman from Kansas City, and shares Dee Dee's amazing story to overcome bouts of rejection, policing and employment discrimination.
Barbara Satin shared this reflection as she prepared to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance, on November 20. Barbara is the Faith & Work Associate at the Institute for Welcoming Resources at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
The final day of Transgender Awareness Week is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Take a look back now at the history of transgender visibility with this timeline of notable events compiled by GLAAD.
This Transgender Day of Remembrance, writer and trans advocate Kortney Ryan Ziegler urges the community not to forget that trans people of color still face racism, both from the LGBT and broader community, and other forms of systematic oppression. Kortney was also part of the 2012 GLAAD POC Media Institute.
GLAAD's new study of transgender images on television in the past ten years revealed that nearly half of all catalogued episodes contained negative messages and stereotypes. Additionally, transgender characters were cast as victims or villains more often than not, while anti-trans language found to be present in at least half of all episodes.
Guest blogger Alex Patchin McNeill is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and has worked with Believe Out Loud and More Light Presbyterians. He is currently the Director of Development at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. He is the first openly transgender ministry inquirer in his conservative Presbyterian region in western North Carolina.