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Since the mid-1990s, GLAAD has been working to make sure journalists and entertainment professionals have the tools they need to tell the stories of transgender people. These are just a few highlights of our work. Educating Journalists and Hollywood 1998 – GLAAD’s Media Reference Guide includes a transgender section with specific details on how […]

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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. You can read more about the Transgender Day of Remembrance below, and find out how you can show support for the community on this […]

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[…] for Media Professionals The resources below are intended to provide journalists and entertainment writers with the tools they need to accurately and respectfully tell the stories of transgender people. If you have further questions, please contact GLAAD at transgender@glaad.org. We will be happy to work with you on the story you are creating. RESOURCES CREATED […]

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GLAAD Transgender Media Program Transgender FAQ Learn more about transgender people and the issues important to them Media Professionals If you are a media professional working on a story, please check out GLAAD’s resources for covering transgender people in the media. GLAAD’s Work on Transgender Issues Learn about the work GLAAD does everyday to ensure transgender people are treated fairly in the media. Tips for Allies Learn more about how to be an ally to transgender people Report Defamation If you see defamation of transgender people in the media, we encourage you to report it now. Transgender Resources Check out a list of resources for transgender people and their allies.   According to a recent Pew poll, nearly 90% of Americans say they personally know someone who is lesbian, gay, or bisexual. However, multiple polls show that approximately 20% of Americans say they personally know someone who is transgender. Given this reality, most Americans learn about transgender people through the media. So when the media talks about transgender issues – it is imperative that they get it right. GLAAD’s staff, which has included transgender people for over 20 years, is committed to working with the media to fairly and accurately tell the stories of transgender lives. GLAAD works with national news outlets, TV networks, film studios and Spanish-language media to include real stories about transgender people. GLAAD also works closely with transgender people and transgender advocacy groups to raise awareness about transgender issues. GLAAD provides free trainings to empower transgender people to share their stories in the media. In 2018, GLAAD and 5050×2020, a strategic initiative within TIME’S UP advocating for increased inclusion of women, people of color, and LGBTQ people in media, released an open letter in Variety urging the entertainment industry to prioritize telling transgender stories, include trans creators in the creative process, and cast trans roles more authentically.  More than 45 production companies, talent agencies, and advocacy organizations, including Ryan Murphy Productions, SAG AFTRA, ACLU, Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Alliance, Shondaland, Norman Lear’s Act III Productions, Apatow Productions, Bad Robot, Berlanti Productions, Casting Society of America, CAA, ICM, UTA, WME, Women In Film, Color Of Change and many more, signed the open letter. The letter also encouraged content creators in Hollywood to read TRANSform Hollywood, a resource guide for the entertainment industry, created by GLAAD and 5050by2020, offering tips and best practices for collaborating with trans storytellers and fostering a more trans-inclusive production environment. GLAAD also worked with Netflix to create a campaign, #FirstTimeISawMe. Check out the videos with Jamie Clayton, Elliot Fletcher, Jazz Jennings, Laura Jane Grace, Meredith Talusan, Tiq Milan, and GLAAD’s Nick Adams; then read other trans people’s stories of when they really saw themselves reflected on-screen. If you would like to contact us about how to create more authentic transgender characters in films and TV, or for resources on how to create accurate news stories, contact us at trans@glaad.org. Want to learn more about what it means to be transgender? Check out our Transgender Frequently Asked Questions. Other Resources:   Fact Sheet: Reporter Guide to Covering Transgender People, Topics, and Legislation Fact Sheet: Reporter Guide for Accurately Covering Today’s U.S. House Subcommittee Hearing on Transgender Health Care Fact Sheet: Evidence Based Healthcare for Transgender People and Youth Media Fact Sheet: Healthcare for Transgender People Medical Association Statements in Support of Health Care for Transgender People and Youth Recent Stories WATCH: “The Traitors’” LGBTQ Cast Members Peppermint and Parvati Shallow Talk About Bringing Representation to the Show: “We deserve a seat at the table.” January 25, 2024 WATCH: “The Traitor’s” Share Love and Support for Peppermint After Shocking Elimination January 25, 2024 Wisconsin Activists Say Significant Barriers Remain on Access to LGBTQ Community, Resources, Healthcare January 24, 2024 Joy Reid Sheds Light on Moms for Liberty’s Book-Banning Efforts January 23, 2024 GLAAD Hosts Fireside Chats Spotlighting Transgender Storytellers at Sundance Film Festival January 23, 2024 GLAAD Co-Hosts “Cheers, Queers” Panel Discussion with Alok Vaid-Menon, Alex Hedison, Natalie Jasmine Harris, & more at Sundance Film Festival January 23, 2024 1 2 3 … 40 Next View all transgender articles and resources >>> WATCH: “The Traitors’” LGBTQ Cast Members Peppermint and Parvati Shallow Talk About Bringing Representation to the Show: “We deserve a seat at the table.” WATCH: “The Traitor’s” Share Love and Support for Peppermint After Shocking Elimination Wisconsin Activists Say Significant Barriers Remain on Access to LGBTQ Community, Resources, Healthcare Joy Reid Sheds Light […]

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[…] Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health. Additionally, reporters can and must make note of robust efforts to propose bills protecting LGBTQ people, including transgender youth. As of mid-January 2023, pro-equality Texas lawmakers have proposed 36 bills to secure the safety and equal treatment of LGBTQ Texans. A new (2023) law […]

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The resources below are intended to provide journalists and entertainment writers with the tools they need to accurately and respectfully tell the stories of transgender people. If you have further questions, please contact GLAAD at transgender@glaad.org. We will be happy to work with you on the story you are creating. RESOURCES CREATED BY GLAAD […]

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Transgender Awareness Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of transgender people, and an opportunity to address barriers to the safety, equality and acceptance for all transgender people, including youth and families. It is commemorated every year from November 13-19. GLAAD: “Research from GLAAD shows that fewer than 30% of non-LGBTQ Americans […]

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Each year between November 13 – 19, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help increase understanding about transgender people and the issues members of the community face. Trans Awareness Week takes place the week before Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), is […]

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