LAVERNE COX’S DOCUMENTARY DISCLOSURE LOOKS @ TRANSGENDER REPRESENTATION ON FILM

Laverne Cox serves as executive producer in the Netflix documentary Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen. The documentary takes a look at transgender representation in film. According to Indiewire, the film’s creative team, cast, and crew were “almost exclusively transgender.” Cox, who is best known for playing transgender inmate Sophia Burset on the Netflix dramedy Orange is the New…

TRANSGENDER WOMAN FOUND STABBED TO DEATH IN BALTIMORE

Johanna Metzger was stabbed to death in Baltimore on Saturday. She is at least the sixth transgender person in the U.S. to die a violent death this year. Metzger’s mother told local news that her daughter was a college graduate who taught herself how to play multiple instruments. Baltimore Safe Haven, an LGBTQ center, held…

TOUCHING NEW STARBUCKS AD IS ABOUT A TRANS TEEN CHANGING HIS NAME

A new Starbucks ad follows a trans boy as he starts going by his new name. The ad will air on television in the U.K. and online, and it’s part of a partnership with the U.K. transgender youth organization Mermaids. The chain will sell limited-edition mermaid cookies to raise up to £100,000 ($130,000) for the…

GAY TEEN WHO PUNCHED HIS BULLY IN THAT VIAL VIDEO IS LEAVING SCHOOL

Jordan Steffy – the bullied gay teen who went viral when he punched one of his tormentors – is leaving his school and will be home schooled. Steffy is a junior at LaPorte High School in Indiana, and he told Insider that he had been relentlessly bullied since he came out in seventh grade. A classmate posted a picture…

A FATHER SLIT HIS SON’S THROAT FOR BEING IN AN ATTEMPT TO KILL HIM

A gay teen in Switzerland said that his homophobic father tried to kill him. The 17-year-old alleged victim, who has been identified in the media only as “Seran M,” told the Swiss newspaper 20 Minuten that he was woken up by his father standing over his bed with a knife shouting, “Are you gay? Are you gay?” Seran…

23-YEAR-OLD TRANS WOMAN ‘BURNED BEYOND RECOGNITION’

A 23-year-old South Florida trans woman, Bee Love Slater, became the 18th trans woman to die in the U.S. this year when police found her body “burned beyond recognition” in her car — just days before her 24th birthday. The murder occurred last Sunday night. It took cops two days to finally identify her charred remains. They…