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Many in the media took this story as a chance to educate audiences about the challenges facing transgender children, but others still have a lot to learn.
This is the first ruling in the nation holding that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms that match who they are, and the most comprehensive ruling ever supporting the rights of transgender people to access bathrooms without harassment or discrimination.
On Mother's Day this year, GLAAD is lifting up some of the exceptional mothers that we have been working with for the past year. They are women who have been dedicated to their family through many obstacles. Post these graphics on Facebook to thank them, and all the mothers who make lives better for LGBT people.
At the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York this past weekend, GLAAD President Herndon Graddick spoke about the evolving mission of the organization, and the importance of the transgender community in his vision for the future of equality.
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GLAAD and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) today announced that Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, CO has rejected mediation in a civil rights case asking the school to allow 6 year-old transgender student Coy Mathis to use the girls' bathroom at her school.
Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, parents of six-year-old Coy Mathis from Fountain, Colorado, have launched a change.org petition asking Coy's school to allow her to go back to using the correct bathroom. Just before Christmas, Coy's school notified her parents that their daughter would no longer be allowed to use the girls' bathroom, because she is transgender.
Dr. Jim Sears ('Dr. Jim' on CBS's The Doctors) has apologized for comments he made while part of a panel on CNN Tuesday, discussing the story of six-year-old Coy Mathis - the Colorado first-grader whose family has filed a Civil Rights case to force her school to let her use the correct bathroom.
How GLAAD's Director of News and Field Media was inspired by the story of the Mathis family, and the role stories like this play in our culture.