transgender

October 15, 2014

Transgender girl builds up courage and comes out on Facebook

Mey Rude is a transgender woman. She proudly came out in October 2012 and has never felt happier. Mey's whole life, she never felt like "one of the guys" and always felt uncomfortable being treated like she was a boy. This was a really big step for her because not only did she come out to herself, but she came out on social media as well to let the world know hwho she is.

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AOL Originals' "True Trans" debuts #spiritday anti-bullying PSA

AOL Originals generously donated the ad space to take a stand against bullying, an epidemic that many young people, particularly LGBT youth, confront regularly. AOL Originals is among an ever-growing list of leading media outlets and corporations that knows equality is a positive, productive investment.

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Anti-trans workplace discrimination is no laughing matter

For transgender people, the workplace is usually a very hostile environment. And that’s not really funny at all.

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Local media highlights bias against transgender 7-year-old in KY

Last week, Nikki Sullivan brought her 7-year-old transgender child to Owen County Elementary School in Kentucky, introducing her for the first time as her daughter. According to local news reports, the school has accepted her daughter and is working to protect her from bullying, but some parents are refusing to accept her gender identity.

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Transgender woman fatally shot in Los Angeles, media reports

According to reports from local Los Angeles media, a transgender woman was fatally shot in the head in East Hollywood on Thursday morning while walking down the street during what police believe might have been an attempted robbery.

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October 1, 2014

Minnesota Star Tribune runs full page anti-transgender ad

An anti-LGBT cohort billing itself as a youth advocates bought a full page ad in the Minnesota Star Tribune in response to a proposal that will establish guidelines for transgender athletes.

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Snapshots: Dear Prudence win, international advocacy, & more

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

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EEOC sues employers in two states for anti-trans discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed lawsuits against employers in two states for allegedly discriminating against their transgender employees.

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