This past weekend, GLAAD learned that local Philadelphia media sensationalized and inaccurately reported on the murder of a trans woman of color, using the wrong name and pronouns and including irrelevant information about her past.
Nefertiti Jaquez who now works for the NBC affiliate in Philadelphia reported on an unfolding case in which Charles Sargent has been arrested for killing and dismembering transgender woman. The story about it misgendered the victim, without any attempt at balance in terms of finding anyone in the trans community who knew the victim.
More employers than ever provide at least some coverage for gender transitioning, and states are stepping up to ban clauses that allow private insurers to deny basic health coverage to transgender people. But most still scramble to pay for their care.
Christer Strömholm, a Swedish photographer living in Paris in the late 1950's, befriended and photographed the transgender communities of the place Pigalle and place Blanche neighborhoods, providing us with a glimpse at life on the margins.
LGBT advocates Friday raised questions about the Labor Department’s enforcement of LGBT workers’ rights, with one charging the White House has forced the department’s hand and “forbade” them from “formally adopting” protections for transgender people working for federal contractors.
As the new web series Orange is the New Black brings focus to transgender women in prison through a character played by transgender actress Laverne Cox, real life transgender inmates are calling for the prison system to provide the healthcare and safety they need.