My name is Gretta and I was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. I was raised by my maternal grandmother who took care of me because my mother had to emigrate to the US when I was a year old. When I turned 13, my grandmother died and I was left without anyone to take care of me.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Today is the first day of Transgender Awareness Week! You can help spread the word by sharing a graphic from Fenway Health.
On Sunday, people around the world came together to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Events to honor the day were held throughout the weekend, including an event at New York City's LGBT Community Center this past Friday, which was attended by GLAAD staff members.
Two transgender advocates, actress Laverne Cox and triathlete Chris Mosier, share their respective thoughts and experiences around the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Today, the United States Secretary of Labor, Hilda L. Solis, issued a statement about the upcoming Transgender Day of Remembrance. "I am proud to stand and be counted as an ally to the transgender community and to every person and family impacted by anti-transgender violence," she said.
Kylar Broadus is an African-American transgender advocate, lawyer, and founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition, the only national social justice organization promoting the interests of transgender people of color. Below, he shares his thoughts on the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
In the following blog excerpt for Transgender Day of Remembrance, editor and trans advocate Janet Mock describes her experience of coming out to her date as a trans teenager and remembers the lives of those transgender women who were victims of violence.
Victoria Ruiz es una defensora transgénero y escribe para la revista LGBT en español, Adelante Magazine. Para conmemorar el Día de la Memoria Transgénero, Victoria nos cuenta la experiencia que ella y su amiga Yina vivieron como latinas inmigrantes transgénero en Los Angeles.