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Jake Anderegg

Twitter gaffes from Utah lawmakers stoke criticism of transphobia

Monday, February 3, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- The leader of the Utah Senate and another state lawmaker are apologizing Monday after tweets sent from their accounts earlier in the day were criticized as transphobic and insensitive. [ Read more → ]

Gabourey Sidibe apologizes for repeatedly saying ‘tranny’ on ‘Arsenio’

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Actress Gabourey Sidibe is apologizing after coming under fire for repeatedly used a transphobic slur during a recent appearance on the "The Arsenio Hall Show," saying she was unaware that it was a slur. [ Read more → ]

The Tragedy of Dr. V

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
As a transgender person, my relationship with mass media hasn’t always been the best of relationships. Every single day, when I watch television, or a film, or read news articles, or books, or even twitter, I feel like I’m walking through a minefield. Inevitably, I will step on one and be onslaught with some horribly insensitive comment or dehumanizing portrayal of a trans person. The systemic view of trans individuals as non-people is too ubiquitous, and the lack of understanding of our struggles coming to terms with our identities has created a mythologization of our lives with little concern for our perspective... [ Read more → ]
Yair Meyuhas, via Facebook

More than one thousand rally in Tel Aviv to protest recent anti-LGBT violence

Friday, January 17, 2014
TEL AVIV -- More than a thousand people marched in the streets of Tel Aviv on Thursday to protest against transphobia and anti-LGBT violence in Israel. [ Read more → ]
Dr. Keith Ablow

Fox News’ Dr. Keith Ablow: There’s no such thing as being transgender

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Fox News “Medical A Team” member Dr. Keith Ablow continued his pattern of baseless smears against LGBT people with an ill-informed, transphobic rant against a new California law that allows transgender students to use facilities that match their gender identities. [ Read more → ]
Jewlyes Gutierrez

Transgender teen faces battery charge for defending herself from bullies

Friday, January 10, 2014
HERCULES, Calif. -- A transgender teenager who says she has been repeatedly bullied by other students at a California high school is now facing a criminal charge for defending herself during a confrontation. [ Read more → ]
Jeffrey Michael Leveque

Former St. Louis cop charged with felony harassment of LGBT couple

Friday, January 10, 2014
SAINT LOUIS -- A one-time St. Louis police officer has been charged with a felony count of "harassment motivated by discrimination to frighten or disturb another person" stemming from an incident last month in which he allegedly harassed and intimidated an LGBT couple. [ Read more → ]
Tel Aviv

Israel border officers in home custody after brutal attack on transgender woman

Sunday, January 5, 2014
TEL AVIV, Israel -- A group of 11 men have been remanded to home custody after allegedly attacking a transgender woman Saturday morning in Tel Aviv, reported the Daily Ha’aretz. [ Read more → ]
KREX-TVKatherine Svenson

Colo. school board member stands by her transphobic remarks

Friday, December 6, 2013
DENVER -- A Colorado school board member who said she has no regrets about saying transgender students should use their own locker rooms vowed to keep pushing for schools to ignore court rulings on the transgender issue. [ Read more → ]
Francesca Quaranta

Transgender police officer files discrimination, harassment complaint

Thursday, December 5, 2013
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A transgender police officer in Connecticut has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging her supervisors created a hostile work environment because of her gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Remembering lost brothers, sisters this 15th Transgender Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Today is the 15th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a solemn tribute to those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice, and a day to raise awareness of the constant threat of brutality faced by the transgender community. [ Read more → ]

Officials: Brawl between bullies, transgender student possible hate crime

Friday, November 15, 2013
HERCULES, Calif. -- A transgender student at a California high school said she was assaulted by three other girls in a transphobic attack captured on cell phone video. [ Read more → ]

Former S.C. GOP official: Transgender people are ‘disgusting freaks’

Friday, October 18, 2013
The former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, says transgender people are "disgusting freaks" and should be rounded up and "put in a camp." [ Read more → ]

Pat Robertson compares transgender people to his castrated horse

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
On the 700 Club on Wednesday, Pat Robertson reacted to a David Brody report on a new California law protecting transgender students by blasting the law as “insane.” [ Read more → ]

Critics slam Italy’s proposed anti-homophobia law as ‘useless’

Saturday, September 21, 2013
ROME, Italy -- An anti-homophobia bill approved by Italy’s lower Chamber of Deputies (Parliament) on Thursday has been criticized as having loopholes that will continue allow anti-gay hate speech to go unpunished. [ Read more → ]

CNN guest jokes Chelsea Manning will get ‘good practice’ being a woman in prison

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
CNN host Fredricka Whitfield continued to incorrectly refer to Chelsea Manning as a male as one of her guests suggested that providing Manning with hormone therapy while in prison would be “beyond insanity” and suggested Manning could get “good practice” presenting as a female in prison: [ Read more → ]
Dora Özer

Murdered transgender woman latest victim of anti-LGBT violence in Turkey

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
AYDIN, Turkey -- Police in Aydin, Turkey are investigating the murder of a 24-year-old transgender woman who was stabbed to death at her home on Tuesday. [ Read more → ]

EU survey reveals many LGBT people throughout Europe still live in fear

Friday, May 17, 2013
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Across Europe, gay couples are scared of publicly engaging in even the most basic expression of their affection: Holding hands. [ Read more → ]

Int’l Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia observed around the globe

Friday, May 17, 2013
LGBT rights advocates observed the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (or IDAHO) in more than 100 countries around the world Friday, commemorating the May 17, 1990 decision by the World Health Organization that decategorized homosexuality as a mental disorder. [ Read more → ]

UFC fighter Matt Mitrione apologizes, fined for transphobic remarks

Saturday, April 27, 2013
Mixed martial artist Matt Mitrione has issued an apology for his comments earlier this month when he called transgender fighter Fallon Fox a “disgusting freak” who lied about her gender to “beat up women.” [ Read more → ]
Matt Mitrione

UFC suspends Matt Mitrione indefinitely over transphobic remarks regarding Fallon Fox

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization has suspended indefinitely heavyweight Matt Mitrione, saying it was "appalled" by comments he made about transgender Mixed Martial Arts fighter Fallon Fox. [ Read more → ]

NCAA guide advises on developing LGBT-inclusive college athletics

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has released a guide to assist administrators, coaches and students develop a more inclusive environment for LGBT college athletes. [ Read more → ]

Transgender woman says she was kicked out of spa because ‘she looked different’

Friday, March 1, 2013
CENTREVILLE, Va. -- A California transgender woman alleges that, while on a business trip last year, she was asked to leave a suburban Washington D.C. because the manager told her "she looked different." [ Read more → ]

GLAAD calls out CBS for anti-transgender joke on ‘Mike & Molly’

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has denounced the CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly" for what it called an "offensive scene predicated on the hateful notion that transgender people are inherently disgusting." [ Read more → ]
Gabrielle Ludwig

ESPN radio hosts suspended following transphobic broadcast

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Two Washington D.C.-based radio announcers were suspended Tuesday following a brief, on-air apology for remarks made during a broadcast last week in which they referred to a transgender female basketball player as "he/she" and "it." WTEM Radio, branded as ESPN 980, said Tuesday... [ Read more → ]
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