Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

GLAAD Applauds Media Coverage of Proposition 8 Ruling

GLAAD looks at the importance of the media telling the stories of people directly impacted by bans on marriage equality, and the impact those stories have on support for equality.Read More

With GLAAD's Help, Media Coverage of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Gets it Right

Yesterday, people around the country observed National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). In an effort to elevate the conversation around the important issues that this day addresses, GLAAD helped place articles at several media outlets.

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GLAAD Observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today, GLAAD is joining countless individuals and organizations around the country in observing the 12th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). GLAAD has helped elevate the message of NBHAAD through the online media by placing articles at various outlets.

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LGBT-Inclusive Events Commemorating Black History Month

GLAAD encourages everyone to spread the word and support their local events that celebrate Black History Month and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, including those that are LGBT-inclusive.

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OutServe Magazine Features Voices of Transgender Servicemembers

In its latest issue, OutServe Magazine, a bi-monthly publication highlighting issues of importance to LGBT servicemembers in the U.S. Armed Forces, shares the stories of transgender military professionals as they navigate the incredible hardships of living closeted lives to maintain their careers.

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Maine Advocates Bringing Marriage Equality to 2012 Ballot

Today, marriage equality advocates in Maine delivered 105,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office in support of placing a Citizens Initiative on the state's 2012 election ballot that would allow same-sex couples to legally marry.

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Ask Pepperdine University to Recognize LGBT Student Club

At Pepperdine University, administrators have refused to officially recognize the school's only LGBT club, Reach OUT. Members of the club have started a petition on Change.org in hopes of persuading university officials to reconsider this discriminatory policy.

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Study Shows Anti-LGBT Slurs Still Used for Harm

Celebrities, both LGBT-identified and not, have been rightly called out for using slurs or terms that perpetuate dangerous stereotypes about LGBT people. And while some have defended this usage, claiming that words such as "F*g" or "tra**y" do not spur hate and harm, a new study is proving otherwise.

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