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GLAAD: LGBT Resources

posted: 06/14/16
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GLAAD's statement on the heartbreaking Orlando tragedy:

"Our hearts are broken for the victims and families of the horrific tragedy in Orlando," said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. "This unimaginable atrocity has not only robbed countless people of their loved ones, it has also stolen a sense of safety within the LGBTQ community. As we mourn the victims of this unspeakable attack, we are also reminded that the work to end hate in all its forms must continue." To read further, visit here

For more information on how you can support the victims of Orlando and the LGBT community visit here

According to a recent Pew poll, nearly 90% of Americans say they personally know someone who is lesbian, gay, or bisexual. However only 8% of Americans say they personally know someone who is transgender. Given this reality, most Americans learn about transgender people through the media. So when the media talks about transgender issues - it is imperative that they get it right.

GLAAD's staff, which has included transgender people for over 15 years, is committed to working with the media to fairly and accurately tell the stories of transgender lives. GLAAD works with national news outlets, TV networks, film studios and Spanish-language media to include real stories about transgender people. GLAAD also works closely with transgender people and transgender advocacy groups to raise awareness about transgender issues. GLAAD provides free media trainings to empower transgender people to share their stories.

Want to learn more about what it means to be transgender? See below for links and resources to help you find out more:

GLAAD: This national non-profit organization empowers LGBT people to tell their stories, and works with the media to shape the narrative about LGBT issues in order to provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.

The Trevor Project: The leading national organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning and other queer youth.

National Center for Transgender Equality: Transgender equality advocates who provide a powerful, transgender presence in Washington D.C. NCTE is the nation's leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.

Straight for Equality: A national outreach and education project created by PFLAG National to empower straight allies who don't necessarily have a family connection to the LGBT community. Offering resources on how to be an ally to a trans person.

Transgender Law Center: This group works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Gender Spectrum: Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

PFLAG Transgender Network: Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA): TYFA empowers young people & their families through support, education, & outreach about gender identity & expression.

Camp Aranu'tiq
: Summer camp for transgender kids, teens, and families who might not fit in at other camps, or who want to be at camps with kids like them.

The Point Foundation: the National LGBT Scholarship Fund empowers promising students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential, despite the obstacles put before them, to make a significant impact on society.

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