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  1. Written by Lisa Neff, Staff writer
    Oct 22, 2012

    LGBT groups say new, stricter voter ID laws in some states – and even confusion about what laws are enforceable on Nov. 6 – threaten the rights of thousands of transgender voters.

    “New voter ID laws have created costly barriers to voting for many trans people,” said Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. “And much worse, the debate about voter ID laws has made even the idea of voting harder, so many of us may feel discouraged from even trying to vote on Election Day. Our message is: Don’t let them scare you into giving up your vote.” -wisconsingazette.com

    New laws puts transgender voting rights at risk

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  2. 09 November 2012 | By Greg Hernandez
    "Tricia Macke, a news anchor for the Fox affiliate in Cincinatti, Ohio, is under fire for calling MSNBC's lesbian anchor Rachel Maddow an 'angry young man.'" --gaystarnews.com

    TV anchor under fire for calling lesbian Rachel Maddow an 'angry young man'
  3. Posted: 03/14/2013 1:45 pm EDT | Updated: 03/14/2013 6:04 pm EDT
    "GLAAD officials say they've turned down a press pass request for the event from the New York Post because of the newspaper's refusal to discuss "its history of anti-transgender coverage."" --huffingtonpost.com

    New York Post Barred From GLAAD Media Awards Due To 'Anti-Transgender Coverage'
  4. The Huffington Post | By Glennisha Morgan, Posted: 03/25/2013 12:30 pm EDT | Updated: 03/25/2013 1:36 pm EDT
    "The show opened up with Harris-Perry discussing her attendance at the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on March 16 and GLAAD's recent name change. During the award ceremony, GLAAD's President, Herndon Graddick, announced that "GLAAD" would no longer stands as an acronym for Gay & Lesbian Alliance Defamation. Instead, the group is altering its name to align with its new mission to focus more on advocating for transgender equality and to include other parts of the LGBT community beyond just lesbians and gays. GLAAD will now be simply known as GLAAD, the LGBT Media Advocacy Organization." --huffingtonpost.com

    Wilson Cruz, Janet Mock And Mel Wymore Discuss Transgender Equality On Melissa Harris-Perry (w/Video)