transgender

Conn. newspaper editorial calls for release of transgender teen girl from prison

An editorial in Connecticut's New Haven Register calls for the release of transgender teen girl, Jane Doe, from the prison where she is being held without criminal charges against her by order of the state's Department of Children and Families.

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Secretary of Defense says policy on transgender military service "continually should be reviewed"

ABC News' Martha Raddatz spoke with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on This Week, asking him about his views regarding the ongoing ban on transgender military service, despite the repeal of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that banned open service of gay and lesbian members.

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Snapshots: Equality Alabama, Univision, Nintendo, and Michael Sam

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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May 9, 2014

Colin Higgins Foundation awards outstanding LGBTQ youth with Youth Courage Award

The Colin Higgins Foundation has announced the award winners of the Youth Courage awards, who will go on to receive a $10,000 grant and a trip to LA Pride.

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May 8, 2014

Jewlyes Gutierrez freed of battery charges

Jewlyes Gutierrez will no longer face battery charges placed after she defended herself against bullies.
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WATCH: MSNBC's Ronan Farrow confronts anti-trans tactics against Maryland's non-discrimination law

On Friday, MSNBC's Ronan Farrow spoke with activist and community leader Mel Wymore, who is transgender, about the attempt of a conservative group to repeal Maryland's trans-inclusive non-discrimination act. Media Matters wrote about the segment and Farrow's discussion of the "myth" that trans-inclusive bathrooms pose a threat to society.

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Dallas Salvation Army shelter denies housing to trans woman

Jodielynn Wiley, a transgender woman living in Texas, has filed a complaint with Dallas's Fair Housing Office after she was allegedly denied access to a shelter run by the Salvation Army because of who she is.

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Dept. of Health and Human Services could end Medicare's ban on transgender healthcare coverage

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may remove a blanket ban on coverage for transgender healthcare through Medicare, reports BuzzFeed.

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