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News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories
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.
Two instances of anti-transgender murders occurred in Orlando, Florida and Baltimore, Maryland over the last 24 hours. Both were transgender women of color. And when the media doesn't tell their story correctly, it perpetuates misleading stereotypes about transgender people.