Yesterday, after Private Chelsea Manning came out publicly as a transgender woman, many media outlets failed to refer to her accurately with the correct name and pronouns. GLAAD assembled resources for the media to improve their coverage, yet still, some outlets are claiming that the issue of how to refer to Manning is unclear. This is simply not the case.
The San Diego Press Club will be hosting its first-ever panel discussion addressing the media coverage of the LGBT community, with GLAAD's own Monica Trasandes as a featured panelist.
This week, the Associated Press reported on the New York City election campaign of Mel Wymore, a transgender man running for a city council seat in his Manhattan neighborhood.
Transgender photographer and advocate Loren Cameron lectured at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Seeing Bobby Montoya expressing herself, seeking to join a venerable institution like the Girl Scouts, and eventually being accepted was an incredibly positive sign, and would have served as a perfect happy ending to this story - if some in the media had let it.