Posts by Nick Adams, Director of Transgender Representation

Guest Post: 2014 FringeNYC preview of LGBT-inclusive Shows

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters and subject matter form part of the diverse mix of programming in the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, running August 8-24 in multiple locations in downtown Manhattan. Read More

GLAAD meets with NBCUniversal to discuss transgender media images

Over the past month, GLAAD staff met with over 30 senior executives at MSNBC, NBC News, Bravo, and Oxygen for a discussion about fair, accurate, and inclusive media representations of transgender people in both news and entertainment.Read More

Guest Post: A Look at 'The Picture (of Dorian Gray)'

"The Picture (of Dorian Gray)," adapted and directed by Neal Utterback, receives its New York City premiere at the Paradise Factory May 15-23.Read More

Update on "Female or She-male" sketch and 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Logo today announced that the network will stop using the phrase 'You've got she-mail' on its hit series 'RuPaul's Drag Race.' Additionally, the network said it has removed from its platforms an episode of the series which featured a segment called 'Female or She-male.'Read More

Biola Queer Underground to host panel on being transgender and Christian

On Saturday, February 22, the Biola Queer Underground will host a panel about being transgender and Christian, featuring Dr. H. Adam Ackley and Rev. Megan More. Dr. Ackley was asked to resign from teaching at Azusa Pacific University after announcing that he is transgender.Read More

Trans sports writer and GLAAD Board Member Christina Kahrl responds to story on Dr. V.

Sports blog publishes two responses to last week's disturbing story by Caleb Hannan titled "Dr. V's Magical Putter," including one by trans sports writer, advocate, and GLAAD Board Member, Christina Kahrl. Read More

Transgender woman commits suicide following sports blog's decision to out her

Last week, the sports blog published a story titled "Dr. V's Magical Putter." What began as a story about the technology behind the "scientifically superior" Yar golf club devolved into an investigation of its inventor, Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as Dr. V. While fact-checking Dr. V's academic background, the author discovered that Dr. V was a transgender woman. When Dr. V learned that the article would reveal her transgender status, she demanded that the author respect her privacy - describing being outed against her will as a "hate crime." When this request was refused, Dr. V committed suicide in October, 2013.Read More
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