Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

Jewish daily newspaper highlights transgender rabbis in new series

The Forward, a daily Jewish newspaper available online, has published a series of profiles on six transgender rabbis and rabbis-in-training.

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"Ex-Gay" in NJ?" Do the right thing, Governor Christie!

This week, the New Jersey State Senate passed a bill that would ban the use of so-called “ex gay” therapy on minors in a 28-9 vote. But will Governor Christie sign it?

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Coy wins, but some audiences lose

Many in the media took this story as a chance to educate audiences about the challenges facing transgender children, but others still have a lot to learn.

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Join the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center for Trans Pride L.A. 2013!

Friday marks the beginning of Trans Pride L.A. 2013, presented by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and co-sponsored by Gender Justice LA, Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival, and the Transgender Law Center. GLAAD is the official media sponsor for Trans Pride L.A.

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Victory: Social Security Administration changes requirements for transgender people

The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced a change to its policy that will allow transgender people to change the gender marker on their Social Security records without having undergone sex-reassignment surgery.

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Organization to address employment and career advancement for transgender people

The Association of Transgender Professionals (ATP), an organizaiton serving people with non-conforming gender expressions and identities who seek to advance their professional careers, has been endorsed by a national advisory board of voluntary leaders and allies, and will officially launch this week.

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Bi Writers Association announces recipients of Bisexual Book Awards

The Bi Writers Association, which promotes bi writers, bi books, and bisexual writing, announced the winners of its inaugural Bisexual Book Awards.

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Victory for Marcel! StudentsFirst denounces "Don't Say Gay" bill, supports anti-bullying legislation

Today, the non-profit student advocacy organization StudentsFirst issued a statement denouncing the actions of Tennessee Rep. John Ragan for his co-sponsorship of the state's notorious "Don't Say Gay" bill, which stated that teachers should not be able to talk about any type of sexuality that isn't, "related to natural human reproduction" as well as expressed support for anti-bullying legislation federally and in states.

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