Blogs by Nicholas Coppola, National News Intern at GLAAD

"The Heroines of My Life" interviews trans advocate Stephanie Battaglino

In an interview conducted by the website The Heroines of My Life, LGBT advocate Stephanie Battaglino shared her story of coming out as transgender at her workplace. In the interview, Stephanie spoke about the concerns she had as she prepared to come out as transgender. She discussed the many positive changes she has been able to bring about since her coming out, as well as the opportunities to continue working towards transgender awareness and the need for LGBT equality.

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South Dakota considers bill to allow discrimination against LGBT people

South Dakota State Senator Ernie Otten, with lead support from Rep. Steve Hickey, introduced two bills in the South Dakota Legislature attempting to allow clergy, church officials and businesspeople to refuse to take part in the marriages or receptions of loving LGBT couples with the justification that it would protect their religious beliefs.

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