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Earlier this year, we wrote to all of you asking to help Tona Brown, a transgender violinist and mezzo-soprano, fund her performance at Carnegie Hall. We are proud to say that Brown has reached her goal, and she will officially be making history as the first openly transgender woman of color to perform at the iconic venue on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 7:30PM.

Earlier this year, we wrote to all of you asking to help Tona Brown, a transgender violinist and mezzo-soprano, fund her performance at Carnegie Hall. We are proud to say that Brown has reached her goal, and she will officially be making history as the first openly transgender woman of color to perform at the iconic venue on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 7:30PM.

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#tona brown  #carnegie hall  #LGBTQ  #trans 
Jane Doe, a 16-year-old transgender girl of color, has been in prison without charges against her for 65 days, but her image and name have been kept anonymous by the Department of Children and Families. Today, the first image of Jane associated with her case, created by artist Molly Crabapple, has been shared with an essay demanding #JusticeForJane by activists Reina Gossett and Chase Strangio. Read the full essay.

Jane Doe, a 16-year-old transgender girl of color, has been in prison without charges against her for 65 days, but her image and name have been kept anonymous by the Department of Children and Families. Today, the first image of Jane associated with her case, created by artist Molly Crabapple, has been shared with an essay demanding #JusticeForJane by activists Reina Gossett and Chase Strangio. Read the full essay.

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#JusticeForJane  #LGBTQ  #jane doe  #reina gossett  #molly crabapple  #chase strangio  #trans  #transgender 

Jane Doe has been imprisoned without charges at York Correctional Facility for more than 50 days. This is far too long for this young trans woman who has been a victim of horrific abuses at the hands of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. We demand #JusticeForJane.

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#JusticeForJane  #trans  #LGBTQ  #GLAAD  #transgender 
Just when you thought Laverne Cox had accomplished it all! The Orange Is the New Black star appears on latest cover of TIME! (Oh, and Happy Birthday, Laverne!)  

Just when you thought Laverne Cox had accomplished it all! The Orange Is the New Black star appears on latest cover of TIME! (Oh, and Happy Birthday, Laverne!)  

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#laverne cox  #Orange is the new black  #oitnb  #LGBTQ  #trans  #transgender  #GLAAD  #sophia burset 
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law that bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in housing and employment! 

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law that bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in housing and employment! 

— 2 months ago with 394 notes
#maryland  #transgender  #trans  #LGBTQ  #GLAAD 
The Palm Center has released a report, put together by a non-partisan national commission concluding that not only is the medical rationale for banning transgender service members outdated and inaccurate but inconsistent with established medical standards of care. 

The Palm Center has released a report, put together by a non-partisan national commission concluding that not only is the medical rationale for banning transgender service members outdated and inaccurate but inconsistent with established medical standards of care. 

— 4 months ago with 291 notes
#LGBTQ  #trans  #transgender  #GLAAD  #palm center 
The Palm Center has released a report, put together by a non-partisan national commission concluding that not only is the medical rationale for banning transgender service members outdated and inaccurate but inconsistent with established medical standards of care. 

The Palm Center has released a report, put together by a non-partisan national commission concluding that not only is the medical rationale for banning transgender service members outdated and inaccurate but inconsistent with established medical standards of care. 

— 4 months ago with 47 notes
#palm center  #LGBTQ  #transgender  #trans  #GLAAD 
2013 seemed like the Year of Laverne Cox and, so far, 2014 appears to be heading in the same awesome direction. The actress, producer, reality star, and writer has been on the scene for a number of years, but skyrocketed to new heights of fame last summer when the world fell in love with Orange is the New Black and her trans character on the series, Sophia. Just as her role broadened dialogue about trans women of color’s experiences, Laverne is dedicated to rendering cultural change by uniquely uniting her mainstream visibility with hard-hitting social insights. Among the many contributions to trans equality she’s made, the most recent include standing closely by CeCe McDonald. Laverne brought attention to CeCe’s story, joined her this week for an hour-long conversation with Democracy Now, and is co-producing the documentary “FREE CECE.” Laverne is as emotionally stirring and thought provoking on screen as she is in her advocacy.

2013 seemed like the Year of Laverne Cox and, so far, 2014 appears to be heading in the same awesome direction. The actress, producer, reality star, and writer has been on the scene for a number of years, but skyrocketed to new heights of fame last summer when the world fell in love with Orange is the New Black and her trans character on the series, Sophia. Just as her role broadened dialogue about trans women of color’s experiences, Laverne is dedicated to rendering cultural change by uniquely uniting her mainstream visibility with hard-hitting social insights. Among the many contributions to trans equality she’s made, the most recent include standing closely by CeCe McDonald. Laverne brought attention to CeCe’s story, joined her this week for an hour-long conversation with Democracy Now, and is co-producing the documentary “FREE CECE.” Laverne is as emotionally stirring and thought provoking on screen as she is in her advocacy.

— 5 months ago with 469 notes
#Laverne Cox  #LGBTQ  #trans  #GLAAD