Blogs by Dani Heffernan, Media Strategist at GLAAD
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.