Thursday, November 15, 2012

Transgender Awareness Week Videos

GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has partnered up with the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), to launch a new national campaign “I AM: Trans People Speak”. The campaign features videos by New York Times bestseller Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan, actress Laverne Cox, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) attorney Noah Lewis & performance poet Kit Yan. The campaign aims to spotlight the stories of transgender Americans & their allies in an effort to educate the public about transgender issues as well as speak to transgender youth & adults. The videos’ release coincides with Transgender Awareness Week that runs through Nov. 19th. Gunner Scott, Executive Director of MTPC stated, “By providing a place for transgender people, family members & our allies to share their stories, we hope to empower our community & the general public to advocate for transgender equality & move the culture towards acceptance of transgender youth & adults. With GLAAD’s leadership on this project, we will be educating the public & be a resource to the mainstream media about the reality of transgender peoples’ lives & the unique challenges they face due to pervasive bias, stereotypes & misunderstanding.” Transgender Awareness Week culminates with Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on Nov. 20th. TDOR is an annual observance on November 20th that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Updates to Come...:)
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