Blogs by Dani Heffernan, Media Strategist at GLAAD
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Last week, the lawyer for a man convicted of second-degree murder and other charges in New York told a judge that his client's sentence should be lessened because the victim was a transgender woman and allegedly involved in sex work.
"New York has been a leader, and continues to be a leader, in promoting transgender issues," said Commissioner Shah in response to a question about whether the New York Department of Health will repeal a discriminatory regulation in the state's Medicaid program that bans transgender people from accessing healthcare they need.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project voiced concerns at New York's Population Health Summit, an educational public health event held by Health Commissioner Nirav. R. Shah, calling for the repeal of a discriminatory regulation in the state's Medicaid program that bans transgender and gender non-conforming people from accessing healthcare they need.
Transgender Awareness Week, which helps raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues these communities face, begins on Monday, November 11.
After The TransAdvocate's Cristan Williams fact checked a false story claiming that a transgender student in Colorado was harassing her peers in a high school bathroom, the anti-trans Pacific Justice Institute is continuing to uphold their fabricated claims, and other anti-trans groups are using them to support a harmful campaign against transgender students in California.
FOX News, continuing its long history of anti-trans media coverage, is promoting a false story about a transgender high school student in Colorado who was allegedly harassing her peers.