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

Are Your Voting Rights in Jeopardy?

New voter ID laws could prevent more than 25,000 transgender citizens from voting, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA. The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has released “Voting While Trans” resources in order to educate trans voters on what they can do to successfully cast their ballots, particularly during what advocate Laverne Cox says is “a critical election season.”

"Solidarity & Actions": Exclusive Interview with Young Lesbian Activists in El Salvador Part 1

GLAAD has an exclusive interview with a pair of young lesbian activists in El Salvador. In part one, we learn the history of their country's LGBT rights movement, and some of the massive hurdles their equality advocates have to overcome.

"It Ain't No Thing:" Bring It On: The Musical Cheers on Broadway's First Transgender Teen Character

This season Bring It On: The Musical is giving Broadway a jolt of bonafide cheerleading cred, with impressive, high-stakes stunts that have audiences gasping. But while all that action is going on in the air, the musical is also making more subtle waves by introducing theatregoers to Broadway's very first transgender high school student.

August 15, 2012

Govt-funded Campaign Educates to End Violence & Discrimination against DC's Trans Community

As violence against the trans community increases in our nation’s capital and adds onto the many forms of systemic discrimination trans people face, the DC Office of Human Rights is launching a campaign to promote respect and educate the public on these issues in the first government-funded campaign of its kind.

ObamaCare Will Bar Discrimination Against Transgender People

Federal health-care programs and those funded with federal dollars are barred from discriminating against transgender people, a senior official with the Department of Health and Human Services told LGBT advocacy groups in July — a sweeping decision that will impact most health-care services across the country.

August 6, 2012


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