Posts by MJ Okma, Associate Director of News & Rapid Response

See which celebrities were star struck to meet the transgender service members at the VMAs

Last night at the 2017 MTV VMAs six transgender military service members took to the red carpet alongside GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis to share their personal stories and proudly raise the visibility for the over 15,000 current U.S. military service members and estimated 134,000 American veterans.

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Meet the transgender service members walking the iconic 2017 MTV VMA red carpet

GLAAD and SPARTA, a LGBTQ service members and veterans group, will be joining transgender service members Sterling James Crutcher, Logan Ireland, Jennifer Peace, and Akira Wyatt, and trans veterans Laila Ireland and Brynn Tannehill on the red carpet of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday.

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GLAAD response to President Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio, a criminal known for inmate abuses, unjustified arrests, and racial profiling

NEW YORK - GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today voiced outrage over President Trump’s 

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ICYMI: anti-LGBTQ activists praise Trump for barring transgender soldiers from openly serving in the U.S. military

NEW YORK - GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released a list of responses this week by anti-LGBTQ activists and anti-transgender advocates applauding President Donald Trump for his

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Top three lies about Trump's trans military ban by Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Spoiler alert: None of the proposed justifications for this policy are rooted in facts.

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ICYMI: anti-LGBTQ groups and activists lobbied for ban on transgender soldiers

NEW YORK – With President Trump’s announcement this morning to ban transgender Americans from openly serving in the United States military, the administration has now fed into the demands of anti-LGBTQ organizations including the Heritage Foundation, an organization that has worked tirelessly and for decades to effectively erase transgender Americans from the fabric of this nation.

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