trans women of color

September 24, 2013

Snapshots: KOKUMO, Pope Francis, The New Black, and more!

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Let's stop shaming trans women and the men who love them

Last week, transgender women and allies took to the media to talk about the stigmatizing of men who are attracted to transgender women, and its repercussions.

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KOKUMO, transgender artist and activist, releases debut music video

KOKUMỌ, an African-American transgender woman, artist, and activist, has released the official music video for her song, There Will Come a Day, which premiered today on Huffington Post Gay Voices.

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September 4, 2013

Snapshots: Transgender representation, Olympics, federal tax recognition

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Vigil held tonight for Islan Nettles, a trans woman murdered in New York City

A vigil will be held tonight in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood to honor the life and memory of Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman of color who was brutally attacked and killed last week.

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Court dismisses abuse allegations by transgender inmate

As the new web series Orange is the New Black brings focus to transgender women in prison through a character played by transgender actress Laverne Cox, real life transgender inmates are calling for the prison system to provide the healthcare and safety they need.

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July 16, 2013

Remembering Jazzie Collins, transgender activist

Jazzie Collins, a San Francisco transgender activist, died Thursday, July 11th, at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. She had been in poor health for several weeks, and passed away surrounded by loving friends. The cause of her death is still being determined.

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June 5, 2013

Reporting Accurately on Los Angeles Attack: Victim Tells LAPD Preferred Name and Pronouns

Last week, a 22-year-old person of color was brutally attacked in Los Angeles. While previous information regarding the victim's gender identity was unclear, authorities have now clarified that the victim's name is Vivian and she uses female pronouns.

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