Posts by Dani Heffernan, Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD

Lawsuit filed for detained trans girl treated 'as a boy' by CT child welfare

Lawyers for a transgender 16-year-old girl, known in court documents only as Jane Doe, are suing Connecticut's Department of Children and Families and prison officials, alleging that Doe's traumatizing isolation in solitary confinement throughout this year violates her constitutional rights.

NY Court of Appeals reviews conviction for murdered trans woman

Today, advocates are joining the family of Lateisha Green, a transgender woman of color who was murdered in Syracuse in 2008, at the New York Court of Appeals in Albany for a hearing on whether to reinstate the hate crime conviction against her alleged killer, Dwight DeLee.

Local media highlights bias against transgender 7-year-old in KY

Last week, Nikki Sullivan brought her 7-year-old transgender child to Owen County Elementary School in Kentucky, introducing her for the first time as her daughter. According to local news reports, the school has accepted her daughter and is working to protect her from bullying, but some parents are refusing to accept her gender identity.

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