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GLAAD working to correct media coverage of trans woman murdered in Philadelphia

This past weekend, GLAAD learned that local Philadelphia media sensationalized and inaccurately reported on the murder of a trans woman of color, using the wrong name and pronouns and including irrelevant information about her past.

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Video: Nefertiti Jaquez - Read your AP Stylebook

Nefertiti Jaquez who now works for the NBC affiliate in Philadelphia reported on an unfolding case in which Charles Sargent has been arrested for killing and dismembering transgender woman. The story about it misgendered the victim, without any attempt at balance in terms of finding anyone in the trans community who knew the victim.

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July 22, 2013

No longer criminal: US House accepts reform on HIV criminalization

The House Appropriations Committee has passed an amendment to require the Attorney General to review laws, policies, and regulations regarding criminal cases involving people living with HIV/AIDS.

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