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

Mills College, a women's college, strengthens commitment to transgender inclusiveness

Mills College, a women's college in Oakland, California, is allowing female-identified transgender students to enroll.

Anonymous transphobic Wikipedia edits linked to an IP address in US Congress

According to reports from the Twitter account congress-edits, which tracks when anonymous Wikipedia edits are made from IP addresses associated with Congressional office buildings, someone in a US House building has been making transphobic edits to the page about Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

Ferguson shows how much work is left to do in the United States

Last week, GLAAD shared with you some of the ways in which you could stand in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri. As the story continues to unfold, it brings to light instances of violence and harassment experienced by people of color, as well those who are LGBT, all around the country.

Trans Women of Color Collective led a Call to Action one year after assault on Islan Nettles

The Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC) of Greater New York led a Call to Action this past Monday at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem, marking one year since the brutal assault on Islan Nettles.

Filipino actor and singer Aiza Seguerra comes out as a transgender man

Last week popular Filipino actor/singer Aiza Seguerra came out as a transgender man on the talk show "Aquino & Abunda Tonight." He rose to fame as a child, appeaing in over 30 Filipino films and TV series, before turning to music in his late teens and finding success as a pop singer and guitarist.

Trans model and activist Geena Rocero shares her story and passion for advocacy in Glamour Magazine

Glamour Magazine's September issue features transgender model and activist Geena Rocero sharing her personal story of finding herself and taking action for her community.

VIDEO: Dept of Labor extends discrimination protection to trans federal employees

The US Department of Labor issued a guidance protecting transgender employees of federal contractors from discrimination.

LGBT historical items celebrated at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington DC has added hundreds of photographs, papers, and historical objects to its collection to document the history of LGBT people in our country.

Transgender teen ensured she is welcome at her New Jersey school

A transgender teen from New Jersey and her mother have been working to make sure she will return to school safely in September with her gender identity respected.

Fanbacked.com campaign to finance Myrna, a new television dramedy about a transgender actress

A core creative team consisting of Director, Ted Campbell, Executive Producer, Jennifer Fontaine, and starring actress, Marlo Bernier, is launching a new television series based on Bernier's experience as a trans woman who sacrificed her pre-transition success in favor of living in "her true gender identity."

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