Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

Miami-Dade County votes in favor of transgender protections in Human Rights Ordinance

On Tuesday, Miami-Dade County Commission voted to include protections against discrimination based gender identity and gender expression in its Human Rights Ordinance. In an 8-3 vote that followed a four-hour public hearing, commissioners approved the inclusion of these protections in employment, housing and public accommodation.

MTV and Logo observe #TDOR, "Look Different" hosts Twitter chat

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day when we honor the lives of those who were lost to acts of anti-transgender violence.As part of bringing attention to the violence that largely impacts transgender women of color, MTV News, Logo, and MTV Act shared graphics and information about TDOR on social media, and directed their followers to resources about being transgender as part of their "Look Different" campaign.

Georgia advocates rally for transgender man allegedly threatened and called "it" by police

A transgender man, Juan Evans, in East Point, Georgia, says he was pulled over by local police for speeding, only to be harassed, called "it," and threatened with a genital search, according to a video released by the SNaP Co (Solutions Not Punishment Coalition). The video shows Evans recounting the incident he endured on October 23 after he was pulled over.

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