Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

Trans teen to be moved to "treatment center for youths," says Conn. DCF

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Joette Katz said today that the transgender teen girl known as Jane Doe, who has been held in an adult prison for nearly 2 months without criminal charges against her, will be admitted to a treatment center for youth in Massachusetts.

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Chicago Sun-Times removes grossly inaccurate op-ed and apologizes

Today, the Chicago Sun-Times removed an op-ed originally written for the National Review by Kevin D. Williamson, claiming that Laverne Cox is not a woman, and that transgender people are delusional.

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HHS: Medicare can no longer ban transgender healthcare coverage

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services repealed a moratorium, issued in 1981, that prevented Medicare from even considering covering transgender healthcare.

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Two transgender women of color verbally harassed and attacked on Atlanta's MARTA train

At the Five Points MARTA train station in downtown Atlanta, two transgender women of color were verbally harassed and physically attacked by several men.

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Houston makes history approving trans-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Today, Houston's City Council passed a non-discrimination ordinance that will protect city contracting, housing, public accommodations and private employees on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation in a vote.

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TAKE ACTION: 50 days of prison is not #JusticeForJane

A transgender 16-year-old girl, Jane Doe, has now been held in solitary confinement at an adult prison facility for 50 days, without criminal charges against her.

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The New York Times lauds Maryland's transgender non-discrimination act while New York "fails on this issue of fairness"

The New York Times editorial board commended Maryland's recent passage of a non-discrimination bill protecting transgender people, and called for Gov. Cuomo's administration to push for a similar law.

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Rochester's 'Breakfast Buzz' hosts fired following transphobic segment

After announcing last night that Kimberly Ray and Berry Beck, hosts of the 'Breakfast Buzz' show on 98.9 The Buzz, were suspended indefinitely for their transphobic comments, Entercom Rochester announced this morning that the two hosts have been terminated.

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