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