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Argentina's Gender Identity Law Takes Effect

Argentina's groundbreaking gender-identity law, which enables transgender people to change their names and gender on official documents without first getting approval from a judge or doctor, went into effect on Monday, June 5.

Huffington Post (via Associated Press)
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June 5, 2012
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Janet Jackson to Produce Transgender Documentary

Janet Jackson has signed on as an executive producer of a documentary on the lives of transgender people living around the world. New York-based Brainchild Films announced Monday that Jackson was working on “Truth” and would do some of the on-camera interviews. The documentary begins production this summer and will focus on the lives and struggles of transgender persons.
Associated Press
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June 5, 2012
June 5, 2012

Janet Mock remembers Lorena Escalera at #glaadawards

On Saturday night at the 23rd GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco, Janet Mock, noted author, trans advocate and editor of People.com, joined GLAAD in calling for a meeting with staff members of The New York Times to discuss transgender issues.

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June 4, 2012

CeCe McDonald Sentenced Today; Supporters Still Fight

Today our thoughts are with CeCe McDonald, who faced sentencing in Minneapolis at the Hennepin County Government Center this afternoon.
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Violence Against Transgender People and People of Color is Disproportionately High, LGBTQH Murder Rate Peaks

The murder rate of people who are LGBTQH is at its highest, according to a recently released 2011 report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. The report also shows that transgender women, people of color, and youth and young adults are at a disproportionately high risk of being victims of what the NCAVP terms hate violence.

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Transgender Teen Graduates in Tulsa

The graduating seniors at Bixby High School walk to their seats in the Mabee Center under a sword salute by the Marine Corps Junior ROTC students of Lt. Col. Randy Hill’s class. Fashion among Bixby’s senior class girls dictates many wear neon-hued platform stilettos with their Spartan blue graduation gowns and caps. About one-third of the way through the alphabet, Hill’s daughter, Katie, glides across the stage, and the school administrators offer her a steadying hand down the stairs, as they do for every senior girl — even though Katie is wearing sparkly flat sandals.
The Oklahoman
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June 4, 2012
June 1, 2012
by GLAAD

Guest Post: A Different View of Family

What does Mother's Day really mean? Stephanie B. explains how she and her family celebrate diversity and acceptance.

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World's Largest Trans-Specific Conference in Philadelphia Today--June 2

Today marks the kick-off of the three-day long Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference (PTHC). With more than 2,000 people expected to attend, this 11th annual gathering represents the world’s largest trans-specific conference. According to its Web site, the conference offers “workshops and activities focused on the health and well-being of transgender people, communities and allies.”

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LGBT en Español: Cristina aborda las llamadas "Terapias Reparativas", Mun2 Lanza Novela con Personajes Gays

En esta edición de LGBT en Español: abordamos la cobertura de medios de habla española sobre las llamadas "terapias reparativas," el apoyo de Obama para el matrimonio igualitario, el Día Internacional Contra la Homofobia y Transfobia, ¡y más!

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LGBT en Español: "Ex-Gays" on Cristina, Mun2 Premieres Another Novela with Gay Characters

In this edition of LGBT en Español, see how Spanish-language media outlets covered so-called "reparative therapies," Obama's support of marriage equality, and International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, & more!

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