Yesterday, Katie Couric welcomed Laverne Cox, star of Orange is The New Black, Tiq Milan, GLAAD's Senior Media Strategist, and Chase Strangio, an attorney at the ACLU's LGBT and AIDS project to discuss a myriad of issues facing the transgender community.
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Joette Katz said today that the transgender teen girl known as Jane Doe, who has been held in an adult prison for nearly 2 months without criminal charges against her, will be admitted to a treatment center for youth in Massachusetts.
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.
Aaron J. Romano, an attorney for the transgender teenage girl imprisoned in Connecticut, says that the girl's situation has not improved following her move to a different area of the adult prison, according to The New Haven Register.
An editorial in Connecticut's New Haven Register calls for the release of transgender teen girl, Jane Doe, from the prison where she is being held without criminal charges against her by order of the state's Department of Children and Families.
Because of California's recently enacted law, AB 1266, transgender students like Pat Cordova-Goff can participate in actvities and facitilites that align with their gender identity. Al Jazeera America highlighted Cordova-Goff's story.
Even though California's transgender non-discrimination law, the School Success and Opportunity Act or AB1266, was signed into law last August, it still faces potential repeal. A coalition of anti-LGBT activist organizations collected hundreds of thousands of signatures to put the law up for a public vote in November.
Today, in feel-good news: A young girl in central Ohio named Keat has the love and support of her family, Highland El
Tomorrow night, Angels of Change is hosting their annual calendar release and runway show at the Arena Nightclub in Los Angeles.
Following the many recent victories for marriage equality at the state and federal levels, anti-LGBT activists are now finding other ways to profit off of inequality – working against protections for transgender youth.