Transgender Resources

Recent stories

Hate-Crimes Against Transgender People Grow but Community Response Deepens The ten-year remembrance of Matthew Shepard’s murder is also the ten-year remembrance of Rita Hester’s.  Rita was a transgender woman from Boston, Massachusetts who was viciously stabbed to death on November 28, 1998.  Rita was murdered only one month after Matthew was brutally attacked and died in Laramie, Wyoming.
Transgender Voters Gain Visibility in Politics During this historic election cycle, transgender voters, an often-overlooked voting bloc, have capitalized on the power of communication and networking via the Internet. While issues such as marriage equality have begun to gain airtime during debates issues pertinent to transgender voters, their families and friends, have not been as publicly discussed.
Murder of Transgender Woman Goes Unmarked in Media Whether it was writing poetry or organizing in her community, Nakhia Williams was an active and vocal member of her hometown of Louisville KY. Williams, known as Nikki to her friends, proudly attended the 2005 Transsistahs-Transbrothas Conference where she met with other transgender people of African descent. Through her friendly attitude and genuine love of people, Williams touched many lives.


Resources for Transgender People

Transgender people in crisis should contact the following resources:

Transgender Organizations

Transgender Programs at LGBT Organizations

General Information and Resources

  • The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey is the largest survery of transgender people ever conducted. The data has also been broken down by race, ethnicity, and geography. The survey's results detail the extent of the poverty, discrimination, and violence faced by transgender people. The results are also available in Spanish.
  • Transgender Lives: Your Stories is an interactive campaign created by The New York Times to allow transgender people to tell their own stories in their own words.
  • I AM: Trans People Speak is a campaign created by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and sponsored by GLAAD to raise awareness about the diversity of transgender communities. It lifts the voices of transgender individuals, as well as their families, friends, and allies.

Know of a resource that might be added to this page? Contact GLAAD's Transgender Media Program.