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News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories
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.
Student athletes are stepping up to the plate, so to speak, to take a stand for LGBT equality. Recently, Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., became the first Athlete Ally Ambassador School in the Northwest Conference.