Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

"It Gets Better" Special Shares Real Life Issues Facing LGBT People

This week, MTV and Logo aired an "It Gets Better" special, anchored by one of the co-founders of the It Gets Better Project, Dan Savage. You can read a re-cap of the 60-minute special below.Read More

CBS Affiliate in Miami Reports on Homeless LGBT Youth

Last week, a CBS local affiliate in Miami drew attention to the lives of homeless LGBT youth living in South Florida. It is important that the media continues to elevate both the stories of homeless LGBT youth and any support options available to them. Read More

Tune In Tonight to the "It Gets Better" Special on MTV and Logo

Tonight at 11:00pm ET, both MTV and Logo will air an “It Gets Better” special, anchored by one of the co-founders of the It Gets Better Project, Dan Savage. Read More

High School Athlete Tells Coming Out Story

Earlier this week, OutSports.com shared the story of Jeremy, a 17-year-old high school student who is gay, an athlete, and living in a small rural town in the United States.

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Virginia School District to Ban 'Cross-dressing' in Anti-Bullying Policy

A school district in Suffolk, VA is considering a ban on 'cross-dressing' and claims that this policy change would protect students from harassment and bullying. This proposed policy is extremely problematic and amounts to nothing more than preemptive victim-blaming.

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Washington Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill into Law

Today, Washington became the 7th U.S. state (and eighth jurisdiction) to legally allow marriage for same-sex couples as Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the marriage equality bill into law at a statehouse signing ceremony in Olympia. Read More

"Brother Outsiders": Bayard Rustin and Beyond

Today, on the GLAAD blog, we are taking the time to highlight the life of Bayard Rustin, as well as the lives of other 'brother outsiders' from our history, who dealt with both racism and homophobia as they paved the way for others.

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International LGBT Group Reports Father's Attempt to Institutionalize Transgender Child

According to the International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organization (IGLYO), an 11-year-old transgender girl in Germany is under threat of being institutionalized on the basis of her gender identity.

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