Transgender

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

July 2, 2015
by GLAAD

Fans angered by transphobia in Image Comics' 'Airboy'

Fans are expressing anger and disappointment about transphobic content in Image Comics' "Airboy."

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U.S. Justice Department says Virginia school bathroom policy is illegal

In a statement of interest filed Monday, the U.S. Justice Department sided with transgender teen Gavin Grimm, who filed a lawsuit against his school district in Virginia claiming their restroom policy is discriminatory.

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Transgender man, Asher O'Callaghan, ordained by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

Tonight, Asher O'Callaghan will become the first known transgender person to be ordained through the regular process of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).

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DoSomething.org staffer Freddie comes out as trans and GLAAD's #GotYourBack

Last week, DoSomething.org Mobile Engagement Manager, Freddie Bologno, came out as transgender to all 2.4 million members of their text list.

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June 30, 2015
by GLAAD

Watch an exclusive clip from the film '52 Tuesdays' released on iTunes today

Filmed in Australia, 52 Tuesdays tells the story of 16-year-old Billie as her parent announces plans to transition and their relationship becomes limited to spending Tuesdays together.

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Girl Scouts return $100K donation to transphobic donor and launch #ForEVERYGirl campaign

Earlier this year, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington received a $100,000 donation to help fund their activities. However, the donor later requested that the money not be used to help transgender girls.The troop then returned the money, saying "Girl Scouts is for every girl, and every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to."

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GLAAD works with "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" on trans story

On his HBO show Last Week Tonight this past Sunday, John Oliver spoke at length about the discrimination facing transgender people across many areas of life.

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