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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.
In an insightful interview with Fusion.net, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis discusses the current state of the LGBT rights movement as well as its optimistic future.
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.
Today, the Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed from Dr. Paul McHugh, a well-known opponent of transgender healthcare, in which he claimed that "transgender surgery isn’t the solution."
Former acting president of GLAAD, Dave Montez is on the cover of El Semanario.
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.
For one Orthodox Jewish transgender girl, being her true self has come at the expense of her comfort and safety in synagogue.
Ty Nic, a transgender teen from Illinois, released a music video for his original R&B song "Who I Am."