Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

98.9 Rochester hosts suspended indefinitely for transphobic comments

Following offensive and inaccurate anti-transgender comments from 98.9 ‘Breakfast Buzz’ hosts Kimberly Ray and Berry Beck regarding a recent local ordinance granting transgender healthcare to Rochester city employees and their families, the station released a brief statement saying that the two hosts have been suspended indefinitely.

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'Breakfast Buzz' hosts mock transgender people in offensive and insulting segment

98.9 'Breakfast Buzz' hosts Kimberly and Beck used news of a new trans-inclusive policy in Rochester, NY, to mock transgender people.

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Lawyer says jailed Conn. transgender teen 'deteriorating' despite move within prison

Aaron J. Romano, an attorney for the transgender teenage girl imprisoned in Connecticut, says that the girl's situation has not improved following her move to a different area of the adult prison, according to The New Haven Register.

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Gov. O'Malley signs Maryland's transgender non-discrimination bill into law

Today, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill into law that bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in housing and employment.

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Conn. newspaper editorial calls for release of transgender teen girl from prison

An editorial in Connecticut's New Haven Register calls for the release of transgender teen girl, Jane Doe, from the prison where she is being held without criminal charges against her by order of the state's Department of Children and Families.

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Connecticut Gov. Malloy wants transgender teen girl out of prison

Following the imprisonment of a 16-year-old transgender girl of color, Jane Doe, by order of the Department of Children and Families, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P.

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Secretary of Defense says policy on transgender military service "continually should be reviewed"

ABC News' Martha Raddatz spoke with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on This Week, asking him about his views regarding the ongoing ban on transgender military service, despite the repeal of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that banned open service of gay and lesbian members.

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