GLAAD's thoughts are with those affected by Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast late Monday night, leaving communities across the northeast paralyzed and millions without power.

GLAAD's Manhattan office remains closed after suffering a power loss from the storm. Our New York-based staff members are safe and working from home with limited resources. The best way to reach our staff based in New York is by email. We sincerely appreciate those of you who have asked about our well-being and safety.

As many people head for evacuation shelters as a result of Sandy, we encourage you to help prepare your local shelter for transgender evacuees with this guide  from the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Today, our thoughts are with all those families affected by Hurricane Sandy, as well as first responders working to keep us safe.