Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

Local media's problematic reporting on anti-LGBT attack in NYC

According to local news reports and the New York City Anti-Violence Project, an LGBT-identified person was chased and shot at while walking with a friend in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn on Saturday.

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EEOC sues employers in two states for anti-trans discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed lawsuits against employers in two states for allegedly discriminating against their transgender employees.

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Portland YWCA brings services to homeless transgender survivors

The YWCA of Greater Portland, Oregon, which provides direct services to the local community and advocates for social change, is working to change that with a program that addresses the needs of transgender people seeking shelter and housing services.

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GLAAD joins call to uphold marriages in AR, IN and WI

On Friday, Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to ensure that the marriages of nearly 2,000 same-sex couples that took place following court rulings in Arkansas, Indiana and Wisconsin are upheld by the federal government.

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After trans teen Jane Doe briefly escapes custody, #JusticeForJane campaign to hold rally for her release

On Tuesday, the transgender teenager known as Jane Doe, who was imprisoned by order of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) in May without criminal charges against her, briefly escaped from custody at a juvenile center for delinquent boys before being found by police hours later.

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New Yorker Festival hosts panel discussion on LGBTQ TV with Jill Soloway, Jenji Kohan, and more

The 15th annual New Yorker Festival, held October 10th – 12th, will feature a panel about the portrayal of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on television.

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'She's perfect the way she is': Students show support for transgender homecoming princess in Colorado

A transgender high school student in Colorado was crowned her high school's homecoming princess on Friday, according to the Associated Press. Scarlett Lenh, a 16-year-old junior at Sand Creek High School Colorado Springs, said she didn't expect to be nominated in the first place.

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Study shows transgender youth positively affected by receiving needed healthcare

A new Dutch study published online in the journal Pediatrics found that treatments delaying puberty for young people dealing with gender dysphoria improved their psychological well-being over time, reports Healthy Day.

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