Dr. Marc Lamont Hill was presented with the award for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article by actress Laverne Cox and writer and filmmaker Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler for Hill's Ebony.com piece "Why Aren't We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?" at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on Saturday night.
The Huffington Post published a new interview with Laverne Cox who plays a trans woman in the GLAAD Media Award-nominated film Musical Chairs, and who received a GLAAD Media Award in 2009 for her participation in the VH1 reality show I Want to Work for Diddy.
Known trans advocate Laverne Cox wasn’t always comfortable in her own skin. In fact, in her video as part of GLAAD’s “I AM: Trans People Speak” campaign, she touches on her initial perceptions of her identity and how she ultimately grew to embrace it after realizing she wasn’t “blending in effortlessly.”
This year as many as 25,000 Transgender Americans face being denied the right to vote or having their vote discounted because of new strict photo-ID laws. Visit GLAAD.org/Vote to find out how you can register to vote and protect yourself this November.
Momentum is building as the hearing and trial for CeCe McDonald approaches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The community is encouraged to attend the hearing scheduled for April 24. CeCe was the victim of a violent transphobic and racist assault during the summer of 2011.
Laverne Cox joined the GLAAD Media Awards nominee and co-chair Janet Mock on stage at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City last Saturday to introduce GLAAD’s work in conjunction with the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.
More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.