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Helping homeless LGBT youth find the road to home

There are as many as 500,000 unaccompanied homeless youth in our country. Youth homelessness in our nation is an epidemic. And the meager response to it is a national disgrace.

How the criminalization of the queer community affects us all

Sexual minorities, including queer and LGBT people, face many obstacles when navigating the criminal justice system. And find themselves at the mercy of unreasonable and homophobic/transphobic sex laws.

Georgia accused of sentencing transgender woman to "torture"

Georgia's prison officials will have to explain themselves in court if they continue to refuse hormone therapy to transgender inmates, warns a letter delivered to the state's Department of Corrections on Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an advocacy group based in Alabama.

2014 transgender violence statistics sobering thus far

As the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia approaches on May 17, the Transgender Violence Tracking Portal (TVTP) has released its first report -- in the first four months of 2014, 102 acts of violence against transgender people have been logged.

BREAKING! Bid to overturn California's transgender law fails

The Secretary of State's Office today announced that a full check of signatures showed that the referendum effort failed to collect enough support to qualify for the November ballot. The referendum effort needed 504,760 valid signatures.

GLAAD discusses the state of transgender equality

GLAAD's Dani Heffernan speaks about GLAAD's Transgender Education and Media Program. She is one of eight transgender advocates featured in the story in The Advocate.