Posts by Alex Schmider, Associate Director, Transgender Representation

MTV celebrates Transgender Awareness Week

As part of Transgender Awareness Week, MTV is premiering programming and participating throughout the week to raise awareness and share stories of transgender and gender non-conforming people.

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GLAAD works with Tinder to create trans-inclusive app update

Tinder announces a significant update to its dating app that welcomes trans and gender non-conforming users to add information about their gender identity and be their most authentic selves on the platform.

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2016 was the deadliest year on record for transgender people

With 27 transgender people killed, 2016 was the most deadly year on record in the United States for transgender people.

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The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival returns in November

The world's first and longest running transgender film festival celebrates its 15th anniversary.

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Trans stars show up in full force to support LGBTQ youth on #SpiritDay

Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox, Jamie Clayton, Carmen Carrera, Jazz Jennings, and Elliot Fletcher among the many trans stars going purple for #SpiritDay. Read More

Shea Diamond's "I Am Her" is the trans power anthem everyone needs to hear

Trans singer-songwriter Shea Diamond releases power anthem inspired by her life of struggle, self-acceptance, and resilience. 

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Alexandra Grey is the trans actress taking over fall TV

From her breakout role in "Transparent" to upcoming appearances on "Code Black," "Chicago Med," and "Drunk History," you'll be seeing Alexandra Grey everywhere!

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Transgender models "Strut" onto Oxygen

Strut, a new Oxygen reality series, follows transgender models as they chase their high-fashion dreams.

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