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

February 19, 2014

VIDEO: Janet Mock shows Stephen Colbert that trans people can be in on the joke

Janet Mock appeared on The Colbert Report and used humor to do some important trans education.

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VIDEO: CeCe McDonald talks trans people with Laverne Cox on Democracy Now

CeCe was joined by transgender actress and advocate Laverne Cox and Alisha Williams of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project to tell the story of her attack and subsequent imprisonment to Democracy Now

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The Advocate's op-ed reflects on significance of Facebook's new gender identity options

Allison Palmer, GLAAD's former Vice President of Campaigns and Programs, worked closely with Facebook as the social networking site prepared to greatly expand users' gender identity options. This week, she reflected on the significance of this development in an op-ed for The Advocate's website.

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February 18, 2014

First transgender girl plays on California high school girls' softball team

Seventeen year old Pat Cordova-Goff is a senior at Azusa High School in California, member of the cheer squad, student body president, and founder of Azusa High School's Gay Straight Alliance. She is now on her way to be the state's first transgender student to play high school softball on a girl's team.

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Snapshots: Latin American advocates delegation, Trans advocates media training, LGBT Russians on Valentine's Day, 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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He thinks trans kids have 'treatable disorder'-- of course he opposes Facebook's gender options

While the AP identifies Focus on the Family's Jeff Johnston as merely an "issues analyst," there are a few things you should know before processing his quote.

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Join Janet Mock on Google+ for a book reading and conversation today at 3PM EST

At 3PM EST today, join trans advocate Janet Mock as she reads live from her New York Times Best Selling memoir, Redefining Realness, and answer questions from you and all participants via Google+.

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