GLAAD's Transgender Media and Education Program

According to a recent Pew poll, 90% of Americans say they personally know someone who is lesbian, gay, or bisexual. However only 8% of Americans say they personally know someone who is transgender. Given this reality, most Americans learn about transgender people through the media. So when the media talks about transgender issues - it is imperative that they get it right.

GLAAD's staff, which has included transgender people for over 15 years, is committed to working with the media to fairly and accurately tell the stories of transgender lives. GLAAD works with national news outlets, TV networks, film studios and Spanish-language media to include real stories about transgender people. GLAAD also works closely with transgender people and transgender advocacy groups to raise awareness about transgender issues. GLAAD provides free media trainings to empower transgender people to share their stories.

Want to learn more about what it means to be transgender? Check out Frequently Asked Questions/Transgender 101

Recent blog posts

India gets its first transgender TV news anchor

Padmini Prakash has become the first transgender news anchor in India's history.

Parents of trans kids candidly speak to Brynn Tannehill about their experiences

Trans advocate Brynn Tannehill interviewed parents of transgender children and unveiled similar patterns among the families.

After trans teen Jane Doe briefly escapes custody, #JusticeForJane campaign to hold rally for her release

On Tuesday, the transgender teenager known as Jane Doe, who was imprisoned by order of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) in May without criminal charges against her, briefly escaped from custody at a juvenile center for delinquent boys before being found by police hours later.

Eisha Love is serving jail time for defending herself while other Chicago trans women are being attacked

On the morning of March 28 2012 while stopping at a gas station, Eisha Love and a friend were accosted at a gas station with a barrage of anti-trans epithets which led to an altercation.

VIDEO: Transgender advocate Brynn Tannehill's passionate and powerful speech for 2014 TransPride Pittsburgh

Trans advocate Brynn Tannehill used her own personal struggle to emphasize the importance of acceptance within the trans community at the 2014 TransPride Pittsburgh National Conference.

Snapshots: Symantec filters out discrimination, Andreja Pejic's AMA, GLAAD in Guatemala 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.

'She's perfect the way she is': Students show support for transgender homecoming princess in Colorado

A transgender high school student in Colorado was crowned her high school's homecoming princess on Friday, according to the Associated Press. Scarlett Lenh, a 16-year-old junior at Sand Creek High School Colorado Springs, said she didn't expect to be nominated in the first place.

Some good questions and answers from Andreja Pejic's Reddit AMA

International fashion model Andreja Pejic hosted her first Reddit AMA today. She answered questions from Redditors, who asked Andreja anything about coming out as her authentic self, her career, crowdfunding the new documentary Andrej(a), and more.

Study shows transgender youth positively affected by receiving needed healthcare

A new Dutch study published online in the journal Pediatrics found that treatments delaying puberty for young people dealing with gender dysphoria improved their psychological well-being over time, reports Healthy Day.

Andreja Pejic to host her first ever Reddit AMA on Monday 9/15

Redditors will have the chance to ask Andreja anything about coming out as her authentic self, her career, crowdfunding her new documentary Andrej(a), and more.

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