Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

DC Police Officer Accused of Firing Weapon At Trans Women Gets Probation

Washington, DC police officer Kenneth Furr was sentenced in the District's Superior Court for allegedly shooting his weapon while off duty at a car of five passengers, including two trans women.

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Ruling Against Sweden's Forced Sterilization For Transgender People Takes Effect

Sweden has moved closer to the full repeal of a law that forced transgender citizens to undergo sterilization through surgery to change legal identification.Read More

Illinois Methodist Bishop Speaks Out For Marriage Equality Bill

Illinois Bishop Sally Dyck spoke out today in support of marriage equality, just as her state is expected to address a bill on the issue.

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A Virginia Athletic Club Apologizes For Anti-Gay Bias, Announces Inclusive Policy

The Virginia-based Carilion Clinic, parent company of the Roanoke Athletic Club, has resolved to change its policies in 2013 and welcome LGBT families.

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Local Boy Scouts Council Approves Gay Scout Ryan Andresen's Eagle Application

The Mount Diablo-Silverado Boy Scout Council in California approved gay Scout Ryan Andresen's Eagle Scout application, despite the national organization's anti-LGBT policy.

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Facebook Takes Down Anti-Gay User Page Aimed At 'Outing' Ugandans

Facebook removed an anti-gay page aimed at 'outing' Ugandans who were rumored to be gay.

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Parenting Magazine Names Ohio Mom Jennifer Tyrrell Among Best Parents of 2012

Parenting magazine named Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell among the 'Best Parents of 2012' and recognizes her work to end the Boy Scouts's discriminatory ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.

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LOOK: 13 Maine Newlywed Couples Describe Each Other in One Word

When marriage equality went into effect on December 29 in Maine, HooplaHa.com asked 13 newlywed same-sex couples to describe each other with one word. See what they came up with!

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