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Monica Jones, a transgender woman of color and activist living in Arizona, was arrested and found guilty by a judge of “manifesting prostitution” because authorities are targeting and profiling trans women. #StandWithMonica!

Monica Jones, a transgender woman of color and activist living in Arizona, was arrested and found guilty by a judge of “manifesting prostitution” because authorities are targeting and profiling trans women. #StandWithMonica!

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#laverne cox  #monica jones  #LGBTQ  #standwithmonica 
transhollywood:

Out trans people at the Glaad Media Awards in LA!This was a big year for GLAAD and trans issues a year after they changed their name and committed to incorporation of bi and trans issues and diversity in allyship. This year came to a close with the GLAAD Media Award in Los Angeles (followed by the remaining Awards in NY) We are over the moon to see trans people represented in GLAAD and feel  like they have done a very good job working against trans defamation last year. The awards themselves prominently featured the term “transgender’ and Sarah Kate Ellis Presidential address to the audience talked about the fight for trans people, especially trans youth. Actress Ellen Page presented the Stephen F. Kolzak award to Laverne Cox after a touching video tribute to Laverne. Naomi Campbell called for trans models in modeling and called to Carmen Carrera. The Awards themselves featured featured many shows with trans themes including Elementary, Orange is the New Black, Glee, and The Fosters (which was featured prominently as J Lo was present and received the Vanguard Award.) The beautiful trophy presenter was not a hired model but GLAAD’s own hard-working Media Strategist Dani Heffernan. Dani mentioned she stepped in for a cancellation but we hope to see this trend continue. Trans Hollywood counted 16 out trans people attending the awards this year (let us know if we missed anyone) and found these joyful photos on their public instagram accounts, Photos (c) authors. Pictured Top Left to Right: TopJenny Finney Boylan - Author, Professor, GLAAD Co-Chair, Consultant on Amazon’s “Transparent.”  Jenny’s Twitter Carmen Carerra - Model, Reality Star, Carmen’s TwitterOur Lady J - Singer, Musician Our Lady J’s TwitterLaverne Cox - Actress, Producer Laverne’s TwitterRow 2Calpernia Addams - Actress, MusicianCalpernia’s TwitterAndrea James - Actress, Producer Andrea’s TwitterIan Harvie - Comedian, ActorIan’s TwitterChaz Bono - Reality Star Chaz’s TwitterRow 3Charlize Toratani - Editor, Filmmaker, LA Trans Film Fest lead. Charlize’s LinkedInMarci Bowers - Surgeon, GLAAD Board of Directors MemberMarci’s WebsiteShadi Petosky - Writer, ProducerShadi’s TwitterDani Heffernan - GLAAD Media StrategistDani’s Twitter
Row 4Jen Richards - Writer, Advocate, Co-Founder Trans 100Jen’s TwitterTiq Milan (and fiance Kim) - GLAAD Senior Media StrategistTiq’s TwitterCarmen Carrera (repeat)  B. Scott - TV Host B. Scott’s TwitterNot Pictured
Nick Adams - GLAAD Associate Director of CommunicationsNick at Glaad

transhollywood:

Out trans people at the Glaad Media Awards in LA!

This was a big year for GLAAD and trans issues a year after they changed their name and committed to incorporation of bi and trans issues and diversity in allyship. This year came to a close with the GLAAD Media Award in Los Angeles (followed by the remaining Awards in NY) 

We are over the moon to see trans people represented in GLAAD and feel  like they have done a very good job working against trans defamation last year. 

The awards themselves prominently featured the term “transgender’ and Sarah Kate Ellis Presidential address to the audience talked about the fight for trans people, especially trans youth. 

Actress Ellen Page presented the Stephen F. Kolzak award to Laverne Cox after a touching video tribute to Laverne. 

Naomi Campbell called for trans models in modeling and called to Carmen Carrera. 

The Awards themselves featured featured many shows with trans themes including Elementary, Orange is the New Black, Glee, and The Fosters (which was featured prominently as J Lo was present and received the Vanguard Award.) 

The beautiful trophy presenter was not a hired model but GLAAD’s own hard-working Media Strategist Dani Heffernan. Dani mentioned she stepped in for a cancellation but we hope to see this trend continue. 

Trans Hollywood counted 16 out trans people attending the awards this year (let us know if we missed anyone) and found these joyful photos on their public instagram accounts, Photos (c) authors. 

Pictured Top Left to Right: 

Top
Jenny Finney Boylan - Author, Professor, GLAAD Co-Chair, Consultant on Amazon’s “Transparent.”  
Jenny’s Twitter 
Carmen Carerra - Model, Reality Star, 
Carmen’s Twitter
Our Lady J - Singer, Musician 
Our Lady J’s Twitter
Laverne Cox - Actress, Producer 
Laverne’s Twitter

Row 2
Calpernia Addams - Actress, Musician
Calpernia’s Twitter
Andrea James - Actress, Producer 
Andrea’s Twitter
Ian Harvie - Comedian, Actor
Ian’s Twitter
Chaz Bono - Reality Star 
Chaz’s Twitter

Row 3
Charlize Toratani - Editor, Filmmaker, LA Trans Film Fest lead. 
Charlize’s LinkedIn
Marci Bowers - Surgeon, GLAAD Board of Directors Member
Marci’s Website
Shadi Petosky - Writer, Producer
Shadi’s Twitter
Dani Heffernan - GLAAD Media Strategist
Dani’s Twitter


Row 4
Jen Richards - Writer, Advocate, Co-Founder Trans 100
Jen’s Twitter
Tiq Milan (and fiance Kim) - GLAAD Senior Media Strategist
Tiq’s Twitter
Carmen Carrera (repeat)  
B. Scott - TV Host 
B. Scott’s Twitter

Not Pictured

Nick Adams - GLAAD Associate Director of Communications
Nick at Glaad

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Enter to win a chance to join Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox, Ellen Page and Lupita Nyong’o at the #GLAADAwards in Los Angeles! Enter now: http://glaad.org/win

Enter to win a chance to join Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox, Ellen Page and Lupita Nyong’o at the #GLAADAwards in Los Angeles! Enter now: http://glaad.org/win

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#laverne cox  #LGBTQ  #ellen page  #jennifer lopez  #lupita nyong'o  #GLAAD  #glaadawards 
reilluminated:

My mom let her facebook friends/family know what’s up regarding me just now and this is how she did it.
Heck yeah, mom.

reilluminated:

My mom let her facebook friends/family know what’s up regarding me just now and this is how she did it.

Heck yeah, mom.

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Cuéntanos tu historia de haber sido criado/a por padres LGBTQ 

Cuéntanos tu historia de haber sido criado/a por padres LGBTQ 

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#GLAAD  #LGBTQ  #COLAGE 
So many people don’t know what it is like to be raised by a parent or two who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer—which can lead to a lot of misinformation. Were you raised by LGBTQ parents? GLAAD and COLAGE want to hear from you! Tell us: http://www.glaad.org/mifamilia

So many people don’t know what it is like to be raised by a parent or two who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer—which can lead to a lot of misinformation. Were you raised by LGBTQ parents? GLAAD and COLAGE want to hear from you! Tell us: http://www.glaad.org/mifamilia

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#LGBTQ  #GLAAD  #COLAGE 
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced a decision to sponsor a screening of a documentary featuring four LGBT amateur tennis players. We talked to the director of Queens at Court, Shiv Paul.

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced a decision to sponsor a screening of a documentary featuring four LGBT amateur tennis players. We talked to the director of Queens at Court, Shiv Paul.

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#Queens at Court  #LGBTQ  #GLAAD  #tennis 
janetmock:

I’ve never seen my book on the shelves of an airport bookseller…until today at The Washington-Dulles Airport! Such a surreal moment - plus mine shares space with the incomparable Rosie Perez.

janetmock:

I’ve never seen my book on the shelves of an airport bookseller…until today at The Washington-Dulles Airport! Such a surreal moment - plus mine shares space with the incomparable Rosie Perez.

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