Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

The 23rd annual Southern Comfort Conference celebrates transgender lives, features Dr. Marci Bowers

The 23rd annual Southern Comfort Conference (SCC), a four-day symposium focused on supporting and celebrating the lives of transgender people, will will be held September 4-8 in Atlanta, Georgia. SCC brings together transgender and allied vendors, authors, entertainers and leaders for seminars, on-site activities, and planned day trips centered on transgender people and issues.

Chelsea Manning's name and pronouns need respect, not clarification

Yesterday, after Private Chelsea Manning came out publicly as a transgender woman, many media outlets failed to refer to her accurately with the correct name and pronouns. GLAAD assembled resources for the media to improve their coverage, yet still, some outlets are claiming that the issue of how to refer to Manning is unclear. This is simply not the case.

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Take Action: Help University of North Carolina students protect gender-neutral housing

On Friday, August 9, the University of North Carolina's Board of Governors will vote on a policy that would ban gender-neutral housing at all seventeen UNC campuses, and threaten the safety and well-being of trans and gender non-conforming students living there. This policy was previously approved by a "Governance Committee" and is moving on to a final vote before the full board.

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