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Today April 10 is National Immigration Day of Action, a day where organizations and advocates across the country march to pressure Congress to pass fair and humane comprehensive immigration reform, and over 25 LGBT organizations are standing in solidarity.
When it was first announced in 2011 that DC Comics would be relaunching its entire line, writer Gail Simone told GLAAD that she planned to feature LGBT characters in the new books she was heading, including what would be "a first for mainstream comics." With the new issue of her ongoing hit series Batgirl, Simone made good on her word by revealing that Barbara Gordon's roommate Alysia is transgender.
Laura Jane Grace, lead singer of the punk band Against Me! who came out as transgender last year in an issue of Rolling Stone magazine, has written a piece for Cosmo about her experience transitioning in the public eye.
On Tuesday, GLAAD and members of the Los Angeles trans community met with editors and staff members at the Los Angeles Times for an honest, off-the-record discussion about issues that uniquely affect trans people.
More than three thousand people have joined a Smith College student group in their call for an end to Smith's refusal to even consider the applications of certain trans women.
Professional fighter Matt Mitrione's contract was suspended by the UFC after he unleashed transphobic rants against Fallon Fox on The MMA Hour.
Today Buzzfeed broke the news that We Happy Trans and This Is H.O.W. have released the full Trans 100 list, an inaugural overview of the breadth and diversity of work being done in, by and for the transgender community across the United States.
A new Change.org petition has been launched calling on the Indigo Girls and other performers at the 2013 Michigan Womyn's Music Festival to pull out and boycott the festival until they adopt a policy that would allow transgender women to attend.
Society is only beginning to understand transgender identity. For a young person who feels at odds with the physical gender that he or she sees in the mirror, there are major obstacles to be faced in the world at large, where acceptance is just about where it was for gay people 30 years ago.
Best-selling transgender author Jennifer Finney Boylan and her wife have maintained a loving relationship with their two sons.
A Cleveland City Council member has called on authorities to investigate as a hate crime the death of a 20-year-old transgender woman whose body was found in a northeastern Ohio pond in April and identified this week.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, bill sponsor Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, Governmental Operations Committee Chair Steve Englebright, and Codes Committee Chair Joseph Lentol today announced the passage of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA).
The Cleveland Plain Dealer's coverage of the murder of Cemia Acoff, a transgender woman whose body was found tied to a block of concrete at the bottom of a pond after being stabbed repeatedly, is being denounced by LGBT rights organizations for its dehumanizing characterizations of the victim and transgender people.
Sexuality and sports make for a complicated mix. Throw in race and the persistent obsession with what it means to be a man in America, and the conversation becomes impossibly loaded.
Smith Q&A, an on-campus group that focuses on raising awareness about transgender issues at Smith College, has announced plans to deliver more than 4,000 signatures from their Change.org petition to Smith College’s Office of Admissions on Thursday.
A Red Lion Area High School transgender student was allowed to bring his girlfriend to prom on Saturday, but the American Civil Liberties Union is still waiting for the school district apologize to the student following the prom king controversy.