Transgender

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

Ferguson shows how much work is left to do in the United States

Last week, GLAAD shared with you some of the ways in which you could stand in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri. As the story continues to unfold, it brings to light instances of violence and harassment experienced by people of color, as well those who are LGBT, all around the country.

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August 21, 2014

Trans Women of Color Collective led a Call to Action one year after assault on Islan Nettles

The Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC) of Greater New York led a Call to Action this past Monday at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem, marking one year since the brutal assault on Islan Nettles.

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Filipino actor and singer Aiza Seguerra comes out as a transgender man

Last week popular Filipino actor/singer Aiza Seguerra came out as a transgender man on the talk show "Aquino & Abunda Tonight." He rose to fame as a child, appeaing in over 30 Filipino films and TV series, before turning to music in his late teens and finding success as a pop singer and guitarist.

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Trans model and activist Geena Rocero shares her story and passion for advocacy in Glamour Magazine

Glamour Magazine's September issue features transgender model and activist Geena Rocero sharing her personal story of finding herself and taking action for her community.

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VIDEO: Dept of Labor extends discrimination protection to trans federal employees

The US Department of Labor issued a guidance protecting transgender employees of federal contractors from discrimination.

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Transgender teen ensured she is welcome at her New Jersey school

A transgender teen from New Jersey and her mother have been working to make sure she will return to school safely in September with her gender identity respected.

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LGBT historical items celebrated at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington DC has added hundreds of photographs, papers, and historical objects to its collection to document the history of LGBT people in our country.

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August 20, 2014

Comprehensive transgender healthcare approved in Oregon

Due to a historic vote, transgender Oregonians will be able to access trans healthcare under Oregon's Health Plan starting in 2015.

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Michelle Duggar spreads transphobic misinformation with calls to Arkansas voters

Not only does Michelle voice the Arkansas Family Council's and FRC's anti-LGBT bigotry and undying dedication to inciting baseless moral panic, but perhaps above all else, they have teamed up to demonstrate a complete ignorance about the issues at hand—namely, a lack of basic legal protections and respect for various members of Arkansas' community.

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