Posts by Nick Adams, Director of Transgender Media & Representation

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

Oprah Winfrey & OWN support #SpiritDay

Oprah Winfrey and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network supported Spirit Day, with more LGBT programming on the way.Read More

Sundance Channel goes purple for #SpiritDay, sending a message of support to LGBT youth

The Sundance Channel is going purple and encouraging its many viewers to take and submit purple "selfies" to send a message of support to LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying.Read More

Four day celebration of playwright Terrence McNally at Skylight Theatre Company

This week, the Skylight Theatre Company in Los Angeles will honor the renowned playwright Terrence McNally with a four day, star-studded celebration - the first of an annual series honoring America's great playwrights.Read More

Carmen Carrera in glam W magazine photo shoot

Carmen Carrera has penned an autobiographical essay for W magazine, alongside a glam photo shoot by acclaimed photographer Steven Meisel.Read More

Sad turn for Adam on "Degrassi" in last night's episode (Spoiler)

Last night on TeenNick's "Degrassi," we lost one of the only two regular transgender characters on television.Read More

Guest Post: New York Fringe Festival preview of LGBT-inclusive shows

The 17th Annual New York International Fringe Festival – playing various locations in downtown Manhattan from August 9 to 25 – features 185 different shows, roughly three dozen of which include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters and/or subject matter.Read More
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