This week's Religion News Summary highlights the positive response of faith communities to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, the "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda, and a proposed gay Muslim mosque in France.
In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, Univision news program Primer Impacto aired a segment to educate its viewers on the violence and discrimination transgender people face around the world, and to remember the lives lost to anti-transgender violence.
Trans People of Color Coalition Founder Kylar Broadus, in his HuffingtonPost article, urges more economic equality for transgender Americans, particularly, trans people of color who are more likely than their counterparts to experience discrimination when trying to find employment, housing and equitable healthcare.
Ja'Briel Walthour, a trans woman from Georgia, shares with GLAAD her Ebony.com article on the importance of honoring trans women of color who we've lost to anti-transgender violence on Transgender Day of Remembrance.
GLAAD today received many incident reports regarding a story that appeared in the Miami Herald, about an arrest made for the 2011 murder of a transgender woman. We spoke with the Herald and expressed the community's concerns.
GLAAD today joins organizers of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) to memorialize those who lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence and to raise public awareness around increasing rates of violence facing transgender people.
In this guest post, NCAVP Coordinator Chai Jindasurat recounts working with Dee Dee Pearson, a trans woman from Kansas City, and shares Dee Dee's amazing story to overcome bouts of rejection, policing and employment discrimination.