Blogs by Dani Heffernan, Media Strategist at GLAAD
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New York Health Commissioner Nirav Shah recently called the state a "leader in promoting transgender issues," yet states like California, as well as the District of Columbia, have surpassed New York in providing trans and gender non-conforming people with access to necessary healthcare.
Washington, D.C. joins states like California and Minnesota in requiring Medicaid to cover trans-inclusive healthcare, but other states like New York continue to enforce discriminatory exclusions.
Last week, CeCe McDonald visited New York City for the first time, and spoke with several media outlets and organizations about her story and work as an activist.
An attempt by anti-trans activists in California to qualify for a referendum vote on the state's newly enacted law protecting transgender students has failed.
GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about a historic television segment at the 2014 Grammys on Sunday, where Queen Latifah officiated the weddings of 33 couples, both gay and straight, while the hit single, "Same Love," was performed by Macklemore, Mary Lambert and Trombone Shorty.
In a recent article from Dr. Keith Ablow, the Fox News-affiliated psychiatrist takes on California's newly enacted non-discrimination law protecting transgender students, AB 1266.
In a post on her Tumblr account, transgender advocate and actress Laverne Cox wrote about her recent appearance with Carmen Carrera on "The Katie Show," hosted by Katie Couric.