Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

Should Medicaid cover transgender healthcare? GLAAD and SRLP share answer on Upworthy

Upworthy, the viral content media company, shared GLAAD and SRLP's flowchart explaining why Medicaid programs should provide coverage for transgender-related healthcare.

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KCRW and Rolling Stone focus on rising LGBT youth homelessness

KCRW's radio talk show, To The Point, recently featured a conversation about the epidemic of homelessness facing LGBT youth in the United States, despite apparent growing acceptance for LGBT people in general. The episode was based off an article in this month's issue of Rolling Stone Magazine on the same topic.

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Duke University adds optional question about gender identity and sexual orientation to admissions supplement

Duke University is now among the first undergraduate institutions in the country to explicitly mention gender identity and sexual orientation on its application, according to the school's newspaper, the Duke Chronicle.

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For the first time since Windsor, federal judge upholds Louisiana's ban on marriage equality

On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that Louisiana's statewide ban on marriage equality is constitutional, marking the first time a federal court has done so since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the discriminatory "Defense of Marriage" Act in 2013.

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Lawsuit filed on behalf of South Carolina teenager denied a license photo for wearing makeup

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the family of Chase Culpepper, a gender non-conforming South Carolina teenager who was refused a driver's license at the Department of Motor Vehicles until he removed his makeup.

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Updated: Students at Mount Holyoke College show support for trans women inclusion

Update: Mount Holyoke College has added a post to its website regarding the admission of transgender students.

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California Assembly passes bill to ban use of "trans panic" and "gay panic" defenses

A new bill that would ban people from using the "trans panic" or "gay panic" defenses in court passed California's State Assembly, and is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Petition launched to #FreeEisha, a trans woman of color arrested after she was attacked

A trans woman of color, Eisha Love, is currently facing attempted murder charges after she was attacked by two men outside a gas station on Chicago's West Side.

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