Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

GLAAD Mourns Transgender Advocate and HIV/AIDS Activist Alexis Rivera

Last week, transgender advocate Alexis Rivera passed away from complications related to HIV. Rivera was 34 years old and worked as Policy Advocate at the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco since 2007. GLAAD offers deepest condolences to her friends, family, and all who loved her.

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'IN THE LIFE' Features Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth

In the latest episode of the IN THE LIFE, the first national LGBT-issue oriented television program brings the lives of transgender youth and their families into focus. The episode highlights the stories of eight transgender and gender non-conforming youth.Read More

Ally Marsha Aizumi to Speak at LGBT Center in NYC This Friday

This Friday, March 30, LGBT advocate and ally Marsha Aizumi will be speaking at "Asian American Parents Who Love Their Queer Kids," an event being held at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City.

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Laverne Cox, Isis King, Noah Lewis and Kit Yan are featured in "I AM: Trans People Speak" video series

Today the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and GLAAD are launching a national version of the"I AM: Trans People Speak" video series, and we're calling for the public to submit their own stories. Read More

Former President Jimmy Carter Supports Marriage Equality

Former President Jimmy Carer joins former President Bill Clinton and fellow Nobel laureate Al Gore in supporting marriage equality.

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Maryland Governor Signs Marriage Equality into Law

Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley made history today by signing the state's marriage equality bill into law. Maryland is the eighth state to legally allow marriage for same-sex couples.

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Guest Post: LGBT Black Feminist Legacies in Publishing

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, founder of BrokenBeautiful Press and co-founder of the Mobile Homecoming Project, writes about the legacies of June Jordan and Audre Lorde who spoke up in the face racism, sexism, and homophobia in publishing and in their communities.

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Guest Post: One LGBT-Inclusive Black Church in Boston Paves the Way

Black History Month is a time for honoring and celebrating the achievements of African Americans and their institutions, including the Black Church. In 2000, Union United Methodist Church (UUMC) in Boston adopted a unanimous resolution to enthusiastically welcome LGBT worshippers.

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