Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

TakePart speaks to GLAAD about respectful reporting on transgender victims of violence

Following the murder of Tiffany Edwards in Cincinnati and the problematic media coverage of her story, TakePart spoke to GLAAD about respectful reporting on transgender people, particularly in stories involving transgender victims of violence.

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Transgender woman suing Hobby Lobby for refusing her access to the women's restroom

Meggan Sommerville, a 16-year employee of the company's store in Aurora, filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) in April 2011 alleging discrimination in employment and in public accommodation, and her lawsuit is still pending.

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GLAAD warns media of 'trans panic' narrative in Cincinnati anti-transgender murder

A suspect in the murder of trans woman Tiffany Edwards in Cincinnati turned himself in to police on Wednesday morning. Quamar Edwards (no relation to the victim) was escorted by relatives to Cincinnati police headquarters to face charges for Tiffany's death.

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Texas store owner to meet with local advocates after discrimination against trans woman customer

Kylie Jack, a trans woman, said she was humiliated by a Petticoat Fair employee who asked for ID to confirm her gender identity, and said she needed to have surgery in order to have a fitting.

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U.S. Dept. of Labor to issue guidelines clarifying Title VII protections for transgender employees

In a recent post on the U.S. Department of Labor's website, Secretary Tom Perez announced forthcoming guidelines that will clarify the provision of full protection under federal non-discrimination laws for transgender individuals.

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New policy makes birth certificate changes for transgender Californians easier and safer

AB 1121, authored by Speaker Toni G. Atkins in 2013, ensures that transgender people are no longer required to publish an announcement of their name change in a local newspaper, and also will not have to go through the court system to request the birth certificate change.

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Stories of transgender employees highlight need for workplace anti-discrimination protections

The Marketplace Morning Report spoke with transgender people about their experiences in the workplace, particularly around discrimination based on gender identity.

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GLAAD speaks to NPR about changes in advertisements targeting LGBT consumers

GLAAD's Rich Ferraro recently spoke to NPR about ongoing changes in advertisements targeting LGBT people. Along with Robert Klara, a staff writer at AdWeek, host Sonari Glinton focused on the shift in brands that now include LGBT images in their ads.

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