May 9, 2024
A young Asian woman looks into a mirror as she puts on hoop earrings. She has long auburn hair with blunt bangs. She wears makeup, specifically a thick black cat-eye wing on each eye.

7 Things Not to Say to Trans Youth… And What to Say Instead

Since I was three, I understood that I wasn’t a […]
October 12, 2018
Dr. Erika Abad

Dr. Erika Abad Weighs in on Supergirl and the Impact on Transgender Youth

On October 14, The CW will debut Supergirl character Dreamer, also known as Nia Nal, on the show's fourth season. What's more, the character will be portrayed by actress Nicole Maines, who is transgender herself. To put this in context, we sat down with Erika Abad, a gender and sexuality studies professor whose research and courses look closely at the nature of LGBTQ portrayal in film and television.
January 4, 2016
SMYAL'S Free Store in December 2015

SMYAL’s Free Store Offers Clothing and Necessities to LGBTQ Youth

On Saturday, December 19, SMYAL hosted its first ever “Free […]
July 31, 2014

Transgender Teen Stabbed on Metro Train

On Wednesday, July 30 a 15-year-old transgender teenager was stabbed on the Green Line Metro train. Metro Transit Police have arrested 24-year-old Reginald Anthony Klaiber of Greenbelt, Md.