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Private Chelsea Manning's story is a wakeup call for national news coverage of transgender people

Today GLAAD and over 40 organizations call on journalists to improve their coverage of transgender people following Private Chelsea Manning's statement that she is female and using the name Chelsea and female pronouns. The immediate news coverage, as well as the follow up analysis, brought into sharp focus the national news media's frequently inaccurate and uninformed coverage of transgender people.

Recent Polls Show Increase in Support for Marriage Equality

Yesterday, NBC/Wall Street Journal released a poll showing that the majority of Americans say President Obama’s support for marriage equality will not affect their vote. The poll also matches one from ABC News/Washington Post released today. In finding that a majority of Americans believe marriage should be legal for all couples in their states.

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Meet Next Season's New LGBT TV Characters

This week in New York, the five major broadcast networks previewed their upcoming fall seasons for advertisers, and gave us all an idea of what the 2012-2013 broadcast television season will look like. Though it’s still early, we already know of several new shows LGBT viewers should definitely look forward to.

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