Transgender

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

July 11, 2014

White House hosts first ever LGBT Innovators Summit

This week the White House hosted tech innovators and LGBT leaders at the LGBT Innovation Summit to discuss how techno

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TakePart speaks to GLAAD about respectful reporting on transgender victims of violence

Following the murder of Tiffany Edwards in Cincinnati and the problematic media coverage of her story, TakePart spoke to GLAAD about respectful reporting on transgender people, particularly in stories involving transgender victims of violence.

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July 10, 2014

Billboards in Chicago raise awareness about profiling of transgender women of color

Last week, Chicago House’s TransLife Center, a service center that helps trans people find housing, employment, and medical care, unveiled a billboard campaign with Firebelly Design, a local graphic design company, to raise awareness of transgender issues, namely “walking while trans.”

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Twitter celebrates Laverne Cox's historic Emmy nomination

Laverne Cox became the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category, and many have offered their heartwarming congratulations to the 'Orange is the New Black' star.
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GLAAD meets with Newsweek to discuss transgender coverage

Members of GLAAD's News Team met with reporters and editors at Newsweek to talk about transgender news coverage, LGBT story ideas, and information on issues facing transgender people.

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July 10, 2014

Transgender Women denied updated license photo at West Virginia DMV

Two transgender women in West Virginia were denied their right to take their ID picture as their authentic selves. On two separate occasions the women were ordered to "take off their wigs and makeup" before being allowed to take an updated license photo.

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July 9, 2014

LGBT-inclusive Dragon Boat team to compete in Montgomery, Alabama

Dragon Boat racing is the fastest growing aquatic sport in the world. It usually consists of 20 paddlers, a cox and a drummer who sits in front of the boat. A Different Stroke is one of the teams competing in Montgomery, Alabama, raising money so that the world can be a better place for the LGBT community.

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