When I was bullied as a child, called names, chased home from school, and sometimes physically attacked, it was because of my gender expression. The way I acted was way more feminine than how most of the people around me thought a boy "should" act. Though I was often told I acted like a girl as a child, I was also usually called anti-gay slurs, like "sissy" or "faggot." I was bullied because of my gender expression, but everyone called it "gay" years before I knew I liked boys, years before I understood I was trans.
Keelin Godsey is one of 24 athletes scheduled to participate Thursday in the women’s hammer throw at the United States Olympic trials, but for Godsey, 28, of North Adams, Mass., there is much more than a spot in London at stake.
Join Audre Lorde Project, GLAAD and other LGBT organzations to show support for the 8th Annual Trans Day of Action to raise awareness around the discrimination and justice that the trans community faces overall.
In the midst of month-long Pride celebrations, LGBT groups across the city mobilized for End Stop and Frisk: Silent March Against Racial Profiling, which brought thousands of New Yorkers into the streets for one of the biggest marches in decades challenging racial profiling.
GLAAD, CeCe Support Committee, Trans Youth Support Network and Trans People of Color Coalition, and others are continuing to support CeCe McDonald and bring greater awareness about the issues facing the transgender community.
Following statements of outrage from transgender woman Carmen Carrera, her supporters and GLAAD over how an episode of Cake Boss depicted the performer as the punchline to a prank setup, TLC has pulled the episode from airwaves.
Although the only comments opposing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to be heard in today's Senate Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the bill came from one witness, Craig Parshall of the National Religious Broadcasters Association, one outside group took to its email list with a particularly aggressive and anti-transgender pitch.
The Traditional Values Coalition, which is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, put out a fundraising email to members today attacking the specter of transgender teachers.