Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

California law ensuring respect for gender identity on death certificates takes effect in July

In July, a California law that will allow transgender people to have their gender identity listed on their death certificate will take effect, according to the

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WATCH: Original GLAAD documentary short profiles South Carolinians accelerating acceptance

Today, the Huffington Post debuted GLAAD's short documentary film looking at the lives of LGBT people and allies living in South Carolina, called "GLAAD Presents: State of Change – South Carolina." Read More

Best-selling writer Janet Mock will join Oprah on Super Soul Sunday, May 3

On Sunday, May 3, writer and journalist Janet Mock will appear on Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday” to talk about her New York Times best-selling memoir, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More.Read More

Report shows lack of network news coverage of transgender stories

Media Matters for America released a report on the lack of coverage from national media outlets on transgender stories. Read More

Media misgenders transgender woman killed in NSA shooting

Initial reporting from several media outlets misgendered a transgender woman who was killed by National Security Aagency police while allegedly attempting to drive an SUV through a restricted entrance to the NSA campus in Fort Meade, MD.Read More

Business, religious groups, and more show support for marriage equality

Earlier this month, dozens of amici briefs were filed to the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to rule in favor of marriage equality.Read More

Erskine College releases anti-gay position that will inform "institutional decisions"

Last week, the Board of Trustees at Erskine College, a Christian liberal arts school associated with the Presbyterian Church in Due West, South Carolina, released a discriminatory statement claiming that sexual relationships between two people of the same sex are "contrary to the will of the Creator," while citing passages from the Bible. Read More

Media continues disrespectful reporting as transgender women of color are murdered

Last week, GLAAD reached out to several news outlets in Norfolk, Virginia, about their inaccurate and offensive coverage of Lamia Beard, a Black transgender woman who was killed in a shooting. Read More
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