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Religion News Summary: Hurricanes Are Not Caused by Marriage Equality Elections

November 20, 2012

After Hurricane Sandy (which was totally not God’s punishment for marriage equality), the LGBT Religion News Summary is back, featuring the election, gay Muslims around the world, and Bishop Gene Robinson.

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November 20, 2012

Miami Herald Will Improve Transgender Sensitivity Following Story on Arrest for Murder of Trans Woman

GLAAD today received many incident reports regarding a story that appeared in the Miami Herald, about an arrest made for the 2011 murder of a transgender woman. We spoke with the Herald and expressed the community's concerns.

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November 20, 2012

GLAAD Examines Ten Years of Transgender Images on Television; More than Half Were Negative or Defamatory

GLAAD's new study of transgender images on television in the past ten years revealed that nearly half of all catalogued episodes contained negative messages and stereotypes. Additionally, transgender characters were cast as victims or villains more often than not, while anti-trans language found to be present in at least half of all episodes.

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Guest Post: An Open Letter to Miami Herald Reporter David Smiley

Noah Alvarez from WeHappyTrans pens an open letter critiquing the Miami Herald fir its sensational story about Rene Hernandez.

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November 20, 2012

Catholic Teen Denied Confirmation for Supporting Marriage Equality

Seventeen-year old Lennon Cihak was denied confirmation after he posted a picture of himself on Facebook holding a sign he altered in support of the vote for marriage equality on Minnesota’s November 6th ballot.

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Guest Post: Transgender Day of Remembrance; Remembering Dee Dee Pearson

In this guest post, NCAVP Coordinator Chai Jindasurat recounts working with Dee Dee Pearson, a trans woman from Kansas City, and shares Dee Dee's amazing story to overcome bouts of rejection, policing and employment discrimination.

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