Transgender Youth

VIDEO: Powerful ad debuts featuring parents, their transgender kids

In light of the recent rise of anti-LGBT bills nationwide, Trans United has released a new ad entitled "Meet My Child" that humanizes transgender people

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GLAAD partners with OUTFEST LA for 'I Am Jazz' screening

GLAAD is proud to be a community collaborator with Outfest again this year, partnering on the preview screening of TLC's upcoming docu-series, "I Am Jazz," about trans teen advocate Jazz Jennings.

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Advocate Debi Jackson's transgender 7-year-old, Avery, shares her story

A 7-year-old transgender girl from Kansas shared her story in a video posted to the New York Times. The Jackson family is deeply accepting of Avery and works as advocates for the transgender community.

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Transgender teen missing in Ohio was found safely

Ashley Lane, a 15-year-old transgender teen from Ohio, went missing on Saturday night. Lane was last seen attending the Ohayocon rave at the Columbus Convention Center.

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Study: Transgender children are not confused about their identities

A new study, to be published in the February issue of Psychological Science, finds that transgender children are fully capable of understanding what gender means, as well as their personal gender identities.

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GLAAD's Tiq Milan talks to MSNBC about transgender teen Leelah Alcorn

Today, GLAAD spokesperson Tiq Milan spoke to MSNBC News Nation's Ayman Mohyeldin about the tragic suicide of transgender 17-year-old girl, Leelah Alcorn, in Kings Mills, Ohio, and the harmful use of so-called "conversion therapy" on LGBT people.

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Katie Couric talks to transgender teen author Jazz on Yahoo News

On a new segment from Yahoo News with Katie Couric, Katie sat down with Jazz Jennings, a 14-year-old girl who has been sharing her story with the world about being young and transgender. When she was just 6, Jazz first appeared in the media and has been speaking out about her experience ever since.

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Lawsuit filed for detained trans girl treated 'as a boy' by CT child welfare

Lawyers for a transgender 16-year-old girl, known in court documents only as Jane Doe, are suing Connecticut's Department of Children and Families and prison officials, alleging that Doe's traumatizing isolation in solitary confinement throughout this year violates her constitutional rights.

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Local media highlights bias against transgender 7-year-old in KY

Last week, Nikki Sullivan brought her 7-year-old transgender child to Owen County Elementary School in Kentucky, introducing her for the first time as her daughter. According to local news reports, the school has accepted her daughter and is working to protect her from bullying, but some parents are refusing to accept her gender identity.

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October 13, 2014

GLAAD works with the cast of Laverne Cox's 'The T Word'

GLAAD visited MTV's offices to work with four trans youth who will be appearing in the documentary, 'Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word.'

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