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  • Portland Phoenix - 11/16/2011 - "Remembering Victims of Transphobia: In Memorium" - By Lisa Bunker - "On Sunday, shortly after dark, a small crowd will gather in the chill of Monument Square for the Portland version of a vigil happening all over the world: the 13th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance."
  • Portland Phoenix - 2/24/2010 - "We are Born this Way" Discovering what it means to be transgender by Dierdre Fulton  Featuring our very own, Alex Roan and Lisa Bunker!
  • The Free Press - 1/26/2009  - "Gender Outside the Box" By Abigail Cuffy A review of Alex Roan's video documentary project.

  Noteworthy Trans-Related News

  • Boston Globe - 12/11/2011 "Led by the Child who Simply Knew"   By Bella English - "The twin boys were identical in every way but one. Wyatt was a girl to the core, and now lives as one, with the help of a brave, loving family and a path-breaking doctor’s care."
  • Huffington Post - 11/16/2011 "LGBT Leadership: Split hairs and Burnt Bodies" By Pete Subkoviak - "When Matthew Shepard was beaten bloody, tied to a fence, and left to die alone in agony, a call was heard around the United States for tolerance toward differing sexual orientations."
  • GA Voice - 9/25/2011  "WPAATH announces new standards of care for transgender and gender nonconforming people"  By: Dyana Bagby  "There were champagne toasts and rounds of applause as the World Professional Association for Transgender Health released on Sunday its newest Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People  at a symposium at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta."
  • National Center for Transgender Equality - 9/15/2011  For Immediate Release:  "Social Security Administration No Longer Notifying Employers About Gender

    Washington, D.C. - The Social Security Administration (SSA) has confirmed that it has ended the practice of allowing gender to be matched in its Social Security Number Verification System (SSNVS). This will result in the immediate cessation of SSA sending notifications that alert employers when the gender marker on an employee's W-2 does not match Social Security records.

  • Advocate.com - 9/14/2011   "Ill. Trans Woman Wins Discrimination Suit"   By: Trudy Ring   "In what may be the first award to a transgender person under the Illinois Human Rights Act, a taxi company has been ordered to pay more than $100,000 for discrimination against a transgender employee."
  • CBS Baltimore - 9/13/2011  "Woman Sentances 5 Years In McDonald's Transgender Attack"  Reported By: Derek Valcourt  "TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) –It was a scandalous hate crime caught on camera that grabbed national headlines. Now one of the two young women accused of beating a transgender woman at a McDonalds learns her punishment."
  • International Business Times - 9/8/2011  "Medical Schools Pay Less Attention to LGBT Needs"  By: IBTimes Staff Reporter  "The distinctive health needs of LGBT community is not given due importance in the undergraduate medical schools’ curriculum, says a new study."
  • The Bilerico Project - 9/7/2011  "Aussi Transgender Singer Wows 'X Factor' Judges" Filed by: Karen Ocamb  "SheWired posted a wonderful story about transgender singer Paige Elliot Phoenix, 35, who auditioned for Australia's X Factor reality show recently and wowed the three judges, one of whom is former Spice Girl Melanie Brown. Phoenix talked about his FTM transition live onstage before singing INXS's "Never Tear Us Apart." He was given three "Yes" votes to return for the show's "boot camp" and then shared the thrilling news with his girlfriend in San Francisco."

(c)Maine Transgender Network, Inc., 2011