Transgender

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

Rainbow Community club provides safe space for LGBT youth

The Rainbow Community in Longview, Washington is a group for local LGBTQ and ally middle and high school students that meets weekly at the Longview Public Library and has already changed the lives of its young members.

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Transgender woman suing Hobby Lobby for refusing her access to the women's restroom

Meggan Sommerville, a 16-year employee of the company's store in Aurora, filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) in April 2011 alleging discrimination in employment and in public accommodation, and her lawsuit is still pending.

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July 8, 2014

GLAAD Co-Chair on CBS News: Few are at greater risk than transgender citizens

New York Times best-selling author and GLAAD's national co-chair, Jennifer Finney Boylan, shared with CBS News the issues and actions – those regarding transgender equality – that are most important to her in today's civil rights movement as a part of their "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement" series.

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July 7, 2014

Houston Equal Rights Ordinance faces opposition through ballot referendum

As advances with the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance attract attention from local and mainstream outlets, GLAAD urges the media to be mindful of the myths and the facts.

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Meet Alex McNeill, the trans advocate bringing equality to the Presbyterian Church

"One of the things I've found people respond to in my story is that doing the hard thing, even if you're nervous or scared, that living with authenticity and integrity is worth it in the long run. It's the way we can honor God, who created us."

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Snapshots: World Cup, #PridePortraits, Laverne Cox, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD?

Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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GLAAD warns media of 'trans panic' narrative in Cincinnati anti-transgender murder

A suspect in the murder of trans woman Tiffany Edwards in Cincinnati turned himself in to police on Wednesday morning. Quamar Edwards (no relation to the victim) was escorted by relatives to Cincinnati police headquarters to face charges for Tiffany's death.

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