Dani Heffernan - Senior Strategist, Transgender Media

Dani Heffernan is a Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD, where she has been working since 2011, focusing largely on transgender media representation and campaigns. She has previously led workshops at Creating Change Conference and the Transgender Leadership Summit, and has facilitated trainings on fair and accurate transgender media representation for community organizations, film productions, and media outlets around the country. Recently, she was an honoree of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project's 2014 Attorneys and Advocates Awards for her work on media strategy for the Trans Healthcare Now campaign, which sought to end Medicaid's exclusion on covering transgender healthcare in New York state.