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Let’s celebrate with pride!

June marks the beginning of National LGBTQ Pride Month. To kick it off, Caitlyn Jenner appeared for the first time publically on the cover of Vanity Fair and admitted to struggling with suicide.

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs reported that 40 percent of transgender people have attempted suicide. Further, the same report found that violence against transgender women and in particular transgender women of color has reached epidemic levels. Jenner’s cover offers visibility to a community the media and our society at large vastly underrepresents and misrepresents.

 

GLAAD Weekly Update

 

This week we encourage you use GLAAD’s tip sheet on transgender terminology to have a dinner conversation with your family and friends. Together, we can challenge limiting stereotypes so that no one suffers and everyone can be their authentic selves.

Onwards,

Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project team 

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