The New York Post yesterday ran a story discussing criticism of Chaz Bono for his recent comments about his transition, but referred to Chaz and Stephen Ira, the transgender son of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, as “she-men.”
On Sunday, November 20, the West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board will be hosting an event to commemorate the 13th Transgender Day of Remembrance from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the West Hollywood/Los Angeles area. The theme of the event is "We Are The Change" and will feature a number of guest speakers and performers.
Unlike many of his competitors, Chaz Bono didn't come into Dancing With the Stars with a lifetime of training in performance or athletics behind him, but nevertheless he showed how far someone can go and improve through hard work and perseverance. What's more, Chaz allowed millions upon millions of viewers to learn a little more about him with each passing week and quickly became the world's most well-known transgender person.
GLAAD is continuing to profile prominent transgender advocates and members of the community. This week, we talked to Bamby Salcedo about her advocacy work with transgender youth and those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Tonight, Cher will be making her long-awaited appearance on ABC's Dancing with the Stars to support her son and watch him dance live with Lacey Schwimmer. The proud mom has been a strong supporter of her son since he agreed to dance in front of millions of viewers on national television every week.
As part of our support for transgender media coverage, we talked to Stephanie Battaglino and Mari Rosenberger about their careers, their work in transgender advocacy for employees, and their relationship.