The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) have joined forces to raise awareness about the transgender community's diversity.

A trailer for the video series I AM: Trans People Speak features Laverne Cox, whose movie Musical Chairs opens in select cities on Friday; Isis King, the first transgender woman to compete on America's Next Top Model; Noah Lewis, a lawyer; and Kit Yan, a performance poet. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

According to a press release, the campaign “aims to spotlight the stories of transgender Americans and their allies in an effort to educate the public about the transgender community. The campaign will also seek to empower and encourage transgender youth and adults by sharing stories of people who have faced similar issues.”

“The stories of transgender Americans remain relatively invisible in both national and LGBT media,” said GLAAD's Herndon Graddick. “These stories will not only empower members of the transgender community who rarely see relatable stories, but also educate Americans everywhere about the fact that the community is a valuable part of the fabric of our culture. The campaign will also shine a light on the high level of discrimination that our transgender brothers and sisters continue to face in schools, the workplace and in their own neighborhoods.”