November 28, 2012

Religion News Summary: TDOR, Uganda, and Eager Rabbis

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.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Featured on National Spanish-Language Television

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.
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Trans People of Color Coalition Founder Kylar Broadus Urges More Equality on TDOR

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.
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Honoring Trans Women of Color on TDOR

Ja'Briel Walthour, a trans woman from Georgia, shares with GLAAD her article on the importance of honoring trans women of color who we've lost to anti-transgender violence on Transgender Day of Remembrance.
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November 20, 2012

Miami Herald Will Improve Transgender Sensitivity Following Story on Arrest for Murder of Trans Woman

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.

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GLAAD observes Transgender Day of Remembrance #TDoR

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.
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Guest Post: Transgender Day of Remembrance; Remembering Dee Dee Pearson

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.

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Guest Post: Meeting Spiritual Needs on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Barbara Satin shared this reflection as she prepared to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance, on November 20. Barbara is the Faith & Work Associate at the Institute for Welcoming Resources at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

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