Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

First Openly Gay Candidate Elected To Pennsylvania Legislature Is Sworn Into Office

Philadelphia lawmaker Brian Sims, the first openly gay candidate elected to the Pennsylvania legislature, was sworn into office on Tuesday.

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Trans Stories You Should Have Seen And Heard More About in 2012

Too few trans people or trans-related issues were included in LGBT end-of-year lists. An even greater number of trans-related stories received little to no media attention at all this year, despite efforts to have them covered by bloggers and journalists.Read More

Maine Marriage Licenses Available For All Couples On Saturday

All Maine couples will be able to apply for marriage licenses and get married on Saturday, December 29. Mainers can find out how individual cities are preparing for Saturday.

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Remembering Marriage Equality Advocate Richard Adams

Richard Adams, one half of the first gay couple to file a marriage equality lawsuit against the federal government, died on Monday at age 65.Read More

Facebook Stories Shares Essay On Coming Out As Transgender

The Facebook Stories application featured an essay by Kai Bailey in which she recounts coming out as transgender to most of her friends through a Facebook post.

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TLDEF Announces Non-Discrimination Victory for Transgender Student

The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) annouced a victory in a the case of a 12-year-old transgender girl who was excluded from her school just because of who she is.

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Melissa Harris-Perry Highlights Wedding of LGBT Couple

An LGBT couple whose engagement at the White House's LGBT Pride Month reception went viral in an online video were married last week in New York City.Read More

International Human Rights Day: The Global Issue of Anti-Transgender Violence

On this 2012 observance of International Human Rights Day, anti-transgender violence continues to be suffered at alarming rates around the world.

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