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Snapshots: Trans students in California, ENDA Google+ Hangout, and advocates in Spanish-Language Media

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Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

GLAAD continues to call out the lies and misinformation spread by the Pacific Justice Institute, as it attempts to repeal protections for transgender students in California. GLAAD is informing media that they must carefully fact check any claims or stories produced by PJI, as none of its claims have stood up to scrutiny. Read more here.

 

The Senate has passed a fully-inclusive ENDA! And GLAAD was there to help people understand the current state of ENDA. GLAAD held a Google+ Hangout with GLAAD's own Tiq Milan, who served as moderator, Chris Geidner, Legal Editor at Buzzfeed, Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, Brian Martin, an Atlantan who has experienced workplace discrimination, and Aisha Moodie-Mills, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. As ENDA moves to the House, GLAAD will continue to elevate stories of workplace discrimination and provide full and complete information to the meida. Read more here.

GLAAD's Spanish-Language Media team worked this week with the producers of the show "Cala" on CNN en Español and CNN Latino when they were looking for guests to discuss marriage equality. GLAAD placed Bridgett Gonzales and Elena Popp, whoa re part of the Latino Equality Alliance, and attorney Sasha Westerman-Keuning from Unity Coalition on the show. Elena and Bridgett discussed their experiences as a couple and as advocates. They also countered erroneous statements made on the show that having LGBT parents negatively impacts kids. Sasha described the legal outlook for marriage equality. GLAAD's SLM team also worked with Univision Radio in Chicago to find guests such as local advocate Esther Baruja to discuss the importance of marriage equality to Latinos.

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