transgender women of color

Transgender inmate Ashley Diamond reaches settlement with Georgia's Department of Corrections

Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman from Georgia, has brought international attention to the abuse and the lack of medical attention that incarcerated transgender inmates face.

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Interview: GLAAD talks to 'The Bold and the Beautiful' stars Karla Mosley and Jacob Young about trans storyline

GLAAD caught up with Mosley and Young to ask them more about their experiences portraying their characters, and the romance between Maya and Rick.

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'Melissa Harris-Perry Show' focuses on violence against trans women of color

On Sunday, The Melissa Harris-Perry Show's guest hosts, Janet Mock and Richard Liu, drew focus to the extreme violence facing transgender women of color.

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Media misgenders transgender woman killed in NSA shooting

Initial reporting from several media outlets misgendered a transgender woman who was killed by National Security Aagency police while allegedly attempting to drive an SUV through a restricted entrance to the NSA campus in Fort Meade, MD.

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NY Court of Appeals allows retrial of hate crime charge for killing of Syracuse trans woman

Today, the New York State Court of Appeals announced that it will allow the Onondaga County District Attorney to retry Dwight DeLee, the man accused of killing a transgender woman, Lateisha Green, in 2008, while overturning his previous conviction.

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Detroit local media misgenders, stereotypes three transgender victims of violence

According to local news outlets in Detroit, police are investigating three recent shootings in the Palmer Park area as possible hate crimes.

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Trans model and activist Geena Rocero shares her story and passion for advocacy in Glamour Magazine

Glamour Magazine's September issue features transgender model and activist Geena Rocero sharing her personal story of finding herself and taking action for her community.

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August 5, 2014

Kickstarter campaign raising funds for film about Stonewall heroes Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera

Happy Birthday, Marsha! is a film project about the friendship between Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, two heroes of the Stonewall Riots and homeless trans women of color, and the decisions they made on a hot summer day in June, 1969 that pushed the LGBT movement forward.

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July 10, 2014

Billboards in Chicago raise awareness about profiling of transgender women of color

Last week, Chicago House’s TransLife Center, a service center that helps trans people find housing, employment, and medical care, unveiled a billboard campaign with Firebelly Design, a local graphic design company, to raise awareness of transgender issues, namely “walking while trans.”

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June 30, 2014

Laverne Cox leads NYC's 2014 Pride Parade as Grand Marshal

Yesterday, Orange is the New Black star, Laverne Cox, served as a Grand Marshal in New York City's 2014 Pride Parade, marking the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, along with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Executive Director, Rea Carey, and “Frozen” star, Jonathan Groff.

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