Blogs by Dani Heffernan, Media Strategist at GLAAD
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Following the many recent victories for marriage equality at the state and federal levels, anti-LGBT activists are now finding other ways to profit off of inequality – working against protections for transgender youth.
On Saturday night, October 5, the Los Angeles trans community will gather for food, fun and a good cause as they support Gender Justice LA at their annual "TransRoots Get Down" fundraising event.
A fundraising campaign for the upcoming documentary film, MAJOR!, which tells the story of transgender elder and pioneering civil rights activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, is coming into its final days on the creative funding site, Kickstarter.
Following last week's reports by Monica Roberts and other advocates that a transgender woman named Eyricka Morgan had been killed in New Jersey, GLAAD called for The Star-Ledger newspaper to correct its inaccurate reporting about the victim.
Earlier this week, a transgender woman of color was found stabbed to death in her home in New Jersey, as reported by Monica Roberts and others. Eyricka Morgan, who was 26 years old, was a former student at Rutgers University and involved with the New Jersey Community Research Initiative.
Last night, GLAAD hosted an informative panel discussion on transgender people’s experiences interacting with the media. The panel featured Kye Allums, Laverne Cox, and Reina Gossett.