Blogs by Dani Heffernan, Media Strategist at GLAAD
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This coming Sunday, November 20, marks the 13th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a time to honor the memory of those whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender violence.
Two recent polls, one from the Pew Research Center and the other from the Public Religion Research Institute, show growing support for marriage equality and transgender equality respectively.
JP Marzullo, Area 3 vice chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, wrote a powerful op-ed for the Concord Monitor in which he speaks lovingly of his son, who is gay, and asks fellow Republicans not to repeal marriage equality.
During an interview on Tuesday, California State Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani came out as a lesbian. She is now one of eight openly gay California state lawmakers.
Alan Shayne and Norman Sunshine tell their story, from a time when their relationship was kept private to their current lives as a married couple with fifty years of memories behind them, in their new co-written memoir.
Aristide J. "AJ" Laurent, the openly gay co-founder of "The Advocate" newspaper, died on October 26, 2011 at his home in Los Angeles. GLAAD joins those mourning the loss of Laurent and appreciates his work to elevate LGBT issues and advocate for equality.
Before being honored with a Presidential Citizens Medal at the White House, Janice Langbehn was interviewed about the heartbreaking experience that led her down the path of advocacy. The White House has now posted the video of that interview, which you can watch below.