Carden Crow and his spouse Shronn just wanted to have a picnic one day with all their friends, since they weren’t going to be around for the Tulsa pride parade. Little did they know that there fifteen-person picnic would turn into an event with over 600 attendees .
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.
In the lead up to Spirit Day, we're highlighting stories of people who have used Facebook and Instagram to come out, find support and inspire change around LGBT equality.
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.
For transgender people, the workplace is usually a very hostile environment. And that’s not really funny at all.
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.
"She felt right for the very first time," Isabella Burgos reads from her favorite book, "Be Who You Are!"
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.
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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