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‘I Am Jazz’: Transitioning from a Girl to a Woman

  Now in it's third season, the GLAAD award-winning series "I Am Jazz" follows transgender 16-year-old Jazz Jennings, who finds herself at the crossroads of making one of the biggest decisions of her life. Jazz looks to move forward with gender confirmation surgery, a decision which is made even more complicated when she receives the news that her surgical options […]

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Jazz Jennings, star of I Am Jazz, which returns for a second season on Wednesday, June 8. (Mark DeLong/TLC)

Transgender Teen Activist Jazz Jennings: ‘I’m OK Being Called a Badass’

It’s 11 am on Monday morning, and transgender activist and totally cool teenager Jazz Jennings is ensconced in a conference room at Random House headquarters in New York City. The 15-year-old knows she’s at her publisher’s office because the room is lined with books, including her new memoir, Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) […]

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Jazz Jennings stars in the ground-breaking series I Am Jazz. (TLC)

I Am Jazz – Season 2 Preview

The first season of I Am Jazz on TLC showcased the courage, heart, and humor of 15-year-old Jazz Jennings as cameras documented her triumphs and struggles from the perspective of a transgender teen. Now, as the show returns for a second season, on June 8, Jazz is back with her supportive parents, Greg and Jeanette, […]

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Check Out Reactions to This Year’s GLAAD Media Award Nominees

The GLAAD Media Awards were announced yesterday and with a strong mix of nominations in the worlds of television, film and journalism, the ceremonies (in Los Angeles on April 2 and NYC on May 14) are sure to be as exciting as ever. To see the complete list of nominees, check my post from yesterday. Today, […]

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‘Danish Girl’, ‘Carol’, ‘I Am Jazz’, ‘Empire,’ ‘Bold & The Beautiful’ and More Nab GLAAD Media Award Nominees

The GLAAD Media Award nominees were announced this morning with the best of the best in television, film and journalism being honored for their 2015 works. On the film side, titles like "The Danish Girl" and "Carol" were expected but films that didn't get much Academy Award love like the well-received "Grandma" and "Freeheld" also […]

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TrevorLive 2015: Jazz Jennings & HBO’s Michael Lombardo Honored, Conrad Ricamora & Cheyenne Jackson Perform

From a press release: WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, December 7, 2015 -The Trevor Project was proud to honor Jazz Jennings, Michael Lombardo, and The Walt Disney Company at TrevorLIVE LA 2015. Presented by HBO, Walt Disney Company, and Wells Fargo and led by Special Guest Director Adam Shankman, this irreverent evening of comedy and music took place on Sunday, December 6th at the Hollywood Palladium. Todrick Hall, Shira […]

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What's Your Best of 2015 in LGBT Television? Tell Me!

Was it the romance and HIV storyline on "How To Get Away With Murder?" Was it seeing the increased visibility of transgender people like Caitlyn Jenner ("I Am Cait"), Jazz Jennings ("I Am Jazz) or "Orange Is The New Black" star, Laverne Cox? "Transparent" winning Emmys for star Jeffrey Tambor and creator Jill Soloway? Was it the storyline […]

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