Gwendolyn Smith, the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, has written an essay for the Huffington Post for the 15th anniversary for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. She notes that since the murder of Rita Hester, hundreds of others of transgender people have been victims of violence and murder. In 2013 alone, over 200 transgender people were murdered...that we know of.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. This isn't about pride or parties.
GLAAD joins Ohio LGBT advocates to encourage Cleveland Plain Dealer coverage of Transgender Day of Remembrance
GLAAD joined a coalition of Ohio and nation-wide transgender in an open letter addressed to the Cleveland Plain Dealer regarding their coverage of violence against transgender people and the upcoming Transgender Day of Remembrance.
The White House has joined the coalition of organizations and individuals who are observing Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), to remember those that have been lost due to anti-transgender violence.
Miami Herald Will Improve Transgender Sensitivity Following Story on Arrest for Murder of Trans Woman
GLAAD today received many incident reports regarding a story that appeared in the Miami Herald, about an arrest made for the 2011 murder of a transgender woman. We spoke with the Herald and expressed the community's concerns.
GLAAD Examines Ten Years of Transgender Images on Television; More than Half Were Negative or Defamatory
GLAAD's new study of transgender images on television in the past ten years revealed that nearly half of all catalogued episodes contained negative messages and stereotypes. Additionally, transgender characters were cast as victims or villains more often than not, while anti-trans language found to be present in at least half of all episodes.