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The resources below are intended to provide journalists and entertainment writers with the resources they need to accurately and respectfully tell the stories of transgender resources. If you have further questions, please contact GLAAD at transgender@glaad.org. We will be happy to work with you on the story you are creating.

GLAAD's Media Reference Guide
Transgender terminology, terms to avoid, and guidelines for proper name and pronouns usage.

Doubly Victimized: Reporting on Transgender Victims of Crimes
This report will help you ensure that transgender victims of violent crimes are always treated respectfully and fairly. These guidelines apply to all stories that involve the transgender community, but are especially important when the person has been attacked or killed.

Consistent Respect: Reporting On Transgender Crime Suspects
Transgender people are sometimes suspected and/or convicted of crimes. The media has a responsibility to represent all transgender people accurately, with their correct names and pronouns, and without relying on dehumanizing stereotypes. This responsibility does not change with the circumstances of a story, including instances where transgender people are suspected of crimes.

Transgender Awareness Week
Every year in November, individuals and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues these communities face. This week ends with the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Timeline: A Look Back at the History of Transgender Visibility
Take a look back at the history of transgender visibility with this timeline of notable events compiled by GLAAD.

Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey
"Injustice at Every Turn" is a survey of over 6,400 transgender people detailing the staggering levels of discrimination and violence faced by this community, and the resilience shown by transgender people as they fight for full equality. The survey, created by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, is one of the few sources of detailed statistics about the transgender community. The survey data has also been broken out by race and ethnicity.

Entertainment Resources

GLAAD Examines Ten Years of Transgender Images on Television
In 2012, GLAAD reviewed its archives of transgender-inclusive television episodes over the past ten years, and found that a great deal of progress still needs to be made for fair and accurate depictions of the transgender community. This report will be updated annually in November as part of Transgender Awareness Week.

Transgender Characters That Changed Film and Television
Though media representations have often been very problematic, there are also many films and television shows that deserve recognition for their complex and truthful depictions of transgender characters. GLAAD has compiled some of the most memorable characters we’ve seen over the years that helped changed the way audiences viewed the transgender community.

Recent blog posts

Laverne Cox educates hosts on "CBS This Morning" and talks about her success on Orange is the New Black

Laverne Cox appeared on "CBS This Morning" and spoke about her Emmy nominee, Time cover, and other career successes/projects. She also spoke about growing up transgender and shared some wisdom on accepting people who are different from us.

WATCH: Equality Utah shares story of a Mormon mother accepting her transgender son

In a video by Equality Utah for their series, "We Are Utah," Grayson, a transgender Mormon teen, shares his story of realizing who he is and finding acceptance from family and among faith leaders at his church.

VIDEO: Colombian Transgender women form a soccer team to eliminate transphobia

As a way to raise awareness about the Colombian transgender community and help eliminate transphobia, a group of transgender women formed a soccer team.

Snapshots: Studio Responsibility Index, Andreja Pejic, FOX's LGBT panel, and more

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

Southern stories told by the Washington Blade

The Washington Blade recently published a series of articles detailing the quality of life of Southern LGBT individuals. The authors spent a week in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi chronicling accounts of those who have experienced poverty, discrimination, Hurricane Katrina, and other hardships not uncommon to residents of the South.

Trans teen advocate and children's book author Jazz is now vlogging on YouTube

Accomplished transgender teenage advocate, Jazz, has taken to YouTube with her latest project - vlogging.

Model Andreja Pejic comes out publicly as a transgender woman, shares her experience with media and Facebook fans

The acclaimed model announced that she will only be modeling women's fashion going forward and that her agency supports her transition

Garden State Equality announces trans advocate Andrea Bowen as Executive Director

Garden State Equality, New Jersey's statewide LGBT advocacy organization, announced transgender advocate Andrea "Andy" Bowen as Executive Director.

MyDoorSign.com donating all-gender bathroom signs to college campuses

After receiving criticism for their original gender-inclusive bathroom signage design, MyDoorSign.com has revamped their designs and are now donating their "all-gender" signs to college campuses.

After successful Kickstarter campaign, The Switch slated to air on OUTtv

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, The Switch, TV's first transgender comedy series is expected to be hitting the air on OUTtv.

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Trans people deserve the same access to healthcare as everyone else

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah are being called upon to overturn New York State Medicaid's regulation excluding transgender people from accessing care. Medicaid is meant to ensure that low-income people have the care they need to survive, and no one should be denied that just because of who they are. Take action now