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Transphobia

Why ABC's new sitcom "Work It" hurts the transgender community

“Transphobia is still all too prevalent in our society and this show will only contribute to it. It will reinforce the mistaken belief that transgender women are simply ‘men pretending to be women,’ and that their efforts to live their lives authentically as women are a form of lying or deception.”

In Russia, St. Petersburg proposes anti-gay law

The proposed law, introduced by Vladimir Putin's United Russia party, prohibits so-called propaganda of "sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism, and pedophilia to minors."

COMMENTARY: Transgender, victimized and black

It’s not easy for any person of African descent to be LGBTQ in our black communities, but our transgender brothers and sisters might feel the most discrimination.

COMMENTARY: Repeal of DADT ignores transgender troops

While our lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) servicemembers now have a policy in place to protect them from discrimination, the repeal of DADT doesn’t protect our transgender servicemembers.

Azerbaijan's Eurovision welcome for gays questioned again

Azerbaijan is not a gay-friendly country, but government officials are trying to assure the media that gays will be safe at the 2012 Eurovision song contest in the capital city of Baku.

GetEQUAL joins "viewing party" fray in support of Chaz

One aspect of GetEQUAL's mission is to empower the LGBT community and its allies to take action to demand full legal and social equality. The viewing parties will help combat the extreme transphobia that has been witnessed across the nation in response to Chaz' participation on Dancing with the Stars.

COMMENTARY: Transphobia be damned, Chaz Bono comes out dancing

Transphobia? With what has now amounted to a tsunami of criticism for having Chaz in this season’s lineup, I applaud "Dancing With The Stars" for unwavering, and Chaz for stepping out.