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Today our thoughts are with CeCe McDonald, who faced sentencing in Minneapolis at the Hennepin County Government Center this afternoon.
The murder rate of people who are LGBTQH is at its highest, according to a recently released 2011 report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. The report also shows that transgender women, people of color, and youth and young adults are at a disproportionately high risk of being victims of what the NCAVP terms hate violence.
Today marks the kick-off of the three-day long Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference (PTHC). With more than 2,000 people expected to attend, this 11th annual gathering represents the world’s largest trans-specific conference. According to its Web site, the conference offers “workshops and activities focused on the health and well-being of transgender people, communities and allies.”
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Trans advocate and editor of People.com launches the #GirlsLikeUs campaign to empower trans women.
This weekend, the New York Times published an extremely exploitative article about a transgender woman who had died in a fire.
On his Fox News show last night, Bill O’Reilly hosted a panel that discussed whether this week’s episode of Glee might be encouraging “alternative lifestyles.” and the messages sent last night by O’Reilly and guest Gretchen Carlson are extremely dangerous.
Despite past promises to respect the LGBT community, Puerto Rican highly-rated gossip show “SuperXclusivo,” fails its commitment after promoting blatantly anti-LGBT messages in two recent episodes.
On Sunday, MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry dedicated more than half of her show to discussing the everyday challenges LGBT Americans face when trying to participate fully in their communities, with a special focus on everyday life for transgender Americans.
Momentum is building as the hearing and trial for CeCe McDonald approaches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The community is encouraged to attend the hearing scheduled for April 24. CeCe was the victim of a violent transphobic and racist assault during the summer of 2011.