transgender women of color

June 12, 2014

Laverne Cox talks 'Orange is the New Black' and anti-trans violence on "TakePart Live"

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.

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June 2, 2014

UPDATE: Suspects arrested in Atlanta MARTA attack on transgender women of color

In the investigation that followed the Atlanta MARTA attack of two transgender women of color on May 20, two men, Luther L. Thomas and Frederick Missick, have been arrested on disorderly conduct.

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Two transgender women of color verbally harassed and attacked on Atlanta's MARTA train

At the Five Points MARTA train station in downtown Atlanta, two transgender women of color were verbally harassed and physically attacked by several men.

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TAKE ACTION: 50 days of prison is not #JusticeForJane

A transgender 16-year-old girl, Jane Doe, has now been held in solitary confinement at an adult prison facility for 50 days, without criminal charges against her.

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Walking while trans: Arizona trans woman activist arrested and convicted #StandWithMonica

Monica Jones, a transgender woman of color and activist living in Arizona, was arrested and found guilty by a judge of "manifesting prostitution."

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Ari South, Project Runway: All Stars designer, on her art, her transition, and her faith

Ari South, whose fashion line uses her former name, Andy South, was a top three finalist on season eight of "Project Runway." After transitioning from Andy to Ari, she now returns for a brand new season of "Project Runway: All Stars." We conducted an interview with Ari about the changes in her life and the goals she has for this competition.
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In final days, MAJOR! documentary's funding campaign adds new perks from Janet Mock

A fundraising campaign for the upcoming documentary film, MAJOR!, which tells the story of transgender elder and pioneering civil rights activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, is coming into its final days on the creative funding site, Kickstarter.

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Star-Ledger publishes new story on Eyricka Morgan, without correcting previous reports

Following last week's reports by Monica Roberts and other advocates that a transgender woman named Eyricka Morgan had been killed in New Jersey, GLAAD called for The Star-Ledger newspaper to correct its inaccurate reporting about the victim.

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Star-Ledger newspaper repeatedly misgenders trans woman killed in New Jersey

Earlier this week, a transgender woman of color was found stabbed to death in her home in New Jersey, as reported by Monica Roberts and others. Eyricka Morgan, who was 26 years old, was a former student at Rutgers University and involved with the New Jersey Community Research Initiative.

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