South Texas Pride Q&A: Statewide advocacy organization fights against anti-LGBTQ+ bills in the Legislature
Advocates for the LGBTQ+ community say they are fighting to keep transgender children from losing their ability to participate in sports at school and fighting a number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills in the Texas Legislature.
Dwen Curry on the crisis transgender people face in prison
Dwen Curry on the crisis transgender people face in prison Transgender people in prison face a higher risk of sexual assault by both inmates and staff, a study shows. Dwen Curry, a Black transgender woman who spent four years in a men's prison, joined CBSN to discuss the harsh realities trans people face while serving time behind bars and what policymakers should do.cbsnews.com
‘My people are dying’: Transgender woman fears for her safety amid rise in trans homicides nationwide in 2020
SAN ANTONIO – D.D. Decor, a Black transgender woman, is worried her community is reaching a grim milestone. Around the nation, the transgender community has seen a higher number of murders in 2020, with the majority of victims being minorities. The organization says trans women of color are at a greater risk. “The number one -- the number two is one death too many in the transgender community,” he said.
San Antonio Transgender Woman and Her Father Appear in National Ad Campaign About Acceptance
click to enlarge Instagram / @thejessicazyrieAccording to the 2015 U.S. Transgender survey , 1.4 million people identify as a different gender than that assigned at birth. That statistic has grown every year, but many transgender individuals still face problems and obstacles.One of the biggest issues is acceptance, particularly by family members. That is the theme of a recent national TV ad organized by GLADD and Absolut Vodka.In the partnership, Absolut committed to honoring the past 50 years of Pride by "paying homage to the people, protests, and protagonists who have taken a stand alongside the LGBTQ community fighting for visibility and acceptance. "In doing so, Absolut and GLAAD released a campaign video last month called Celebrating Trans Acceptance, starring San Antonio natives, transgender model and advocate Jessica Zyrie and her father Dwayne Price. The video showcases what it means for a father to be accepting and loving of his trans child.sacurrent.com
Local transgender woman, father featured in national ad
SAN ANTONIO – Currently in the United States, 1.4 million people identify as transgender, according to a 2015 U.S. Transgender survey. It's a statistic that has grown every year, but many transgender individuals still face many obstacles. Jessica Zyrie and her father, Dwayne Price, are hoping their story will help other families. Their inspirational story is now being featured in a national GLAAD and Absolut Vodka campaign about acceptance. "Today, I know there's a lot more support, but there's still a long way to go," Zyrie said.
Pentagon lifts ban on transgender service members
Transgender people were the last military service members who could be kicked out not for something they had done, but simply because of who they were. Defense Secretary Ash Carter ended that Thursday. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.cbsnews.com
6/30: Pentagon lifts ban on transgender service members; Scores of Muslims find home at D.C. church
Transgender people were the last military service members who could be kicked out not for something they had done, but simply because of who they were; At a time when religious divisions often make the headlines, one house of worship in Washington, D.C., is a place where Muslims and Christians are coming together.cbsnews.com