"Gaga honoured the trans women who were involved in the Stonewall uprising and started the fight for LGBT+ equality, but also made clear that the violence against trans people now is not acceptable."
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Santa Clara County will celebrate the 10th annual South Bay Trans Day of Visibility Tuesday with a proclamation and flag-raising ceremony.
"Trans folks have been saying for a long time that in order to be seen, we need to be counted. Now, people can look back at their own high schools and see that out of 50 of their classmates — the kids that they played soccer with, the kids that they sat with at lunch, the kids in their algebra class — at least one is trans."
New York state added gender identity and gender expression to the state's anti-discrimination law Friday, making it illegal to deny people a job, housing, education or public accommodations because they are transgender.