Changing one's name can be one of the most meaningful steps for a trans or gender nonconforming person in expressing and validating who they are. Religious congregations and individuals from around the country have recognized this and have developed naming ceremonies to honor what can be such an important milestone.
Tona Brown has reached her fundraising goal, and she will officially be making history as the first openly transgender woman of color ever to perform at the iconic venue on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 7:30PM.
Over the past month, GLAAD staff met with over 30 senior executives at MSNBC, NBC News, Bravo, and Oxygen for a discussion about fair, accurate, and inclusive media representations of transgender people in both news and entertainment.
Yesterday, Laverne Cox chatted about her character, Sophia Burset, on Orange is the New Black and transgender issues with TakePart hosts, Jacob Soboroff and Meghan McCain, who is also a member of GLAAD's National Board of Directors.