Each week The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.
News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories
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This week, Salon.com teamed up with New America Media to run a series of coming out stories by LGBT youth of color and LGBT immigrant youth. Titled "Pariah Personals," the series is inspired by the recently released film "Pariah," a coming-of-age story about an African American teen named Alike, who is embracing her identity as a lesbian.
Dee Dee Pearson, a transgender woman living in Kansas City, Missouri, was murdered this holiday weekend. The transgender community in Kansas City is mourning this tragic loss, and friends and neighbors have already begun leaving tokens of love and support outside of Dee Dee’s home where she was shot Saturday night.
This week, Huffington Post Gay Voices featured a piece by Kylar Broadus, a transgender advocate, lawyer, board member of the National Black Justice Coalition, and founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition, reflecting on West Hollywood's 13th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance and discussing the disproportionate rates of violence and discrimination against transgender people of color, both locally and throughout the country.
Set to the tune of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," on Monday the Lowell Sun newspaper published an anti-trans ‘Christmas carol’ in which Chaz Bono and the Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Bill were the targets of the 'joke.'
ABC's new show about straight men dressing as women to get jobs comes during a period in which the transgender community now routinely finds itself in the cultural crosshairs, the timing couldn’t be worse for a show based on the notion that men dressed as women is inherently funny. In fact, shows like this have the power to put the transgender community in an even more dangerous position.
In this edition of LGBT en Español: Spanish-Language media responds to the controversial advertisement campaign by Benetton that features the Pope in a same-sex kiss, Perez Hilton is interviewed by Univision’s Aquí y Ahora, and LGBT media representations in Latin America.
En esta edición de LGBT en Español: abordamos las reacciones de los medios en español ante la polémica campaña publicitaria donde se vio al Papa Benedicto en un beso del mismo sexo, la entrevista de Perez Hilton en Aquí y Ahora de Univision, y representaciones LGBT en los medios en América Latina.
Homeless for the Holidays is a campaign through the Ali Forney Center giving young people a platform to share their experience being LGBT and homeless.
Late last summer, my wife and two sons climbed Mt. Katahdin in Maine.
A man is suing his former school and employer, alleging that positive reviews and recommendations all turned sour and that his supervisors took retaliatory actions after he disclosed his transgender status.
British newspaper The Observer found itself embroiled in controversy on Monday after it was forced to withdraw an incendiary op-ed about transgender people. The piece, by controversial British commentator Julie Burchill, was titled "Transsexuals should cut it out."
A transgender woman named Elizabeth Tremblay, who deserted the Marines 31 years ago when she was Pvt. Donald Tremblay, learned today she will get a discharge "with honorable conditions."
Regulators in Oregon and California have quietly directed some health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender patients because of their gender identity. The states aren’t requiring coverage of specific medical treatments.
Recently I read pieces on The Huffington Post that gave the viewpoints of two people: One is transgender and transitioned after getting married, and the other is her former spouse. Many of the themes were very familiar to me because of my own recent history.
Transgender patients seeking medical care face discrimination even in liberal, cutting-edge San Francisco. But this being liberal, cutting-edge San Francisco, they also have a champion: Cecilia Chung, a transgender woman serving on the Health Commission.
A Salem College student who is completing surgery to transition from a woman to a man is asking to stay on the campus of the all-female school.