Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

Pope Francis reportedly welcomed a transgender man from Spain to the Vatican

According to several news outlets, Pope Francis reportedly welcomed a Spanish transgender man and his fiancé to the Vatican.

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GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis, "Agent of Change," on the cover of Metro Weekly

This week, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis is featured on the cover of Metro Weekly, a Washington, D.C.-based LGBT magazine.

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LGBT and looking for healthcare coverage? Visit Out 2 Enroll

The deadline to enroll for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is coming up on February 15, 2015, and Out 2 Enroll is working to ensure that eligible LGBT people can access the coverage offered.

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Russian LGBT group files lawsuit on behalf of teacher fired for her sexual orientation

The Russian LGBT organization, Coming Out, has filed a lawsuit with the Kirovsky District Court of St. Petersburg on behalf of a teacher who was fired from her position last year. According to Coming Out, the music teacher of the special education school at St. Petersburg No. 565 was fired by the school's director because of her sexual orientation.

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Irish Catholic priest comes out to support marriage equality during service

An Irish Catholic priest, Father Martin Dolan, came out as gay during a service last weekend, and received a standing ovation from his parishioners.

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Calliope Wong discusses Smith College's exclusion of transgender women on MSNBC

Yesterday, transgender student Calliope Wong spoke to MSNBC about Smith College's discriminatory admissions practices regarding transgender women applicants, despite other women's colleges changing their policies.

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Marriage equality begins today in Miami-Dade County, tomorrow for the rest of Florida

Today, a Florida state court judge ended a stay on her previous ruling that found Florida's ban on marriage equality to be unconstitutional, allowing for same-sex couples in Miami-Dade County to marry.

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GLAAD's Tiq Milan talks to MSNBC about transgender teen Leelah Alcorn

Today, GLAAD spokesperson Tiq Milan spoke to MSNBC News Nation's Ayman Mohyeldin about the tragic suicide of transgender 17-year-old girl, Leelah Alcorn, in Kings Mills, Ohio, and the harmful use of so-called "conversion therapy" on LGBT people.

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