National Center for Transgender Equality
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LGBT advocacy and service organizations joined millions of people going purple for Spirit Day. While prominent figures like Laverne Cox, Jenny "JWOWW" Farley, and Jason Collins served as Spirit Day Ambassadors, national LGBT organizations shared an anti-bullying message with their own communities.
A new report building on data from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey suggests that undocumented trans immigrants in the United States face high levels of discrimination and violence in employment, housing, healthcare, and within the immigration system.
The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced a change to its policy that will allow transgender people to change the gender marker on their Social Security records without having undergone sex-reassignment surgery.
The White House has joined the coalition of organizations and individuals who are observing Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), to remember those that have been lost due to anti-transgender violence.
The National Center for Transgender Equality has launched a new resource for transgender advocates in college.
New voter ID laws could prevent more than 25,000 transgender citizens from voting, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA. The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has released “Voting While Trans” resources in order to educate trans voters on what they can do to successfully cast their ballots, particularly during what advocate Laverne Cox says is “a critical election season.”
NCTE recognizes GLAAD and other groups for quickly engaging senior levels of the organization including its owner, Donald Trump, to update the policy.
On World AIDS Day, many individuals and organizations are taking time to reflect on the devastating effects this epidemic has had on people across the globe, particularly within the LGBT community. However, less often highlighted are the specific ways that HIV/AIDS has impacted transgender people.
GLAAD in partnership with the greater New York City lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community will host a vig