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Transgender Voices of Georgia

Discrimination is wrong—period. But misinformation about who transgender people are is contributing to a climate of intolerance and exclusion. That’s why across the state, transgender Georgians are sharing their stories to raise awareness about what it means to be transgender, and make the case for equal treatment in our communities and under the law. Read their stories and share yours.

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Transgender Law Enforcement Officer Finds Community Acceptance, But Says That Can’t Replace Legal Protections Anna Lange ~ Central Georgia
For Transgender Day of Visibility, Max Wants Other Georgians to Know He is More than A Trans Man Max Nijssen ~ Morrow, GA
Feroza Syed is Ready to Start A Family—But Because She is Transgender, Discrimination May Stand in The Way Feroza Syed ~ Atlanta
Mother of a Transgender Child in Georgia: You Are As You Were Meant to Be Amanda Dewis & Family ~ Johns Creek
Chosen Family Is A Gift LGBT People Can Give Themselves This Holiday Season Rev. Kim Sorrells ~ Reconciling Ministries Network
Life-Changing News: A Father Chooses Love for His Transgender Daughter Curtis Henry Jr. ~ Blue Ridge, GA
Hurdles To Transitioning Without Non-Discrimination Protections Ames Simmons ~ Atlanta, Georgia
The Human Element: Raquel Willis on finding empowerment in her gender identity Raquel Willis ~ Atlanta, Georgia
A Father’s Faith Provides Guidance for Loving and Supporting His Transgender Son Quinn Hudson ~ Decatur, Georgia
When Discrimination Happens to You: One couple shares their story, calls for protections Jake Moore & Amber Paoloemilio
Transgender Father On Coming Out to His Daughter and Her Unbending Acceptance Gabe Pelz ~ Atlanta, Georgia
Mother of Transgender Daughter Urges Opponents of Equality to Put Fear Aside and Help Children Flourish Jen Slipakoff ~ Kennesaw, Georgia
Transgender Veteran Celebrates Historic Pentagon Announcement of Open Service for Transgender Americans Dana Fuchko ~ Atlanta, Georgia
From Age 3 to 30: Coming Out as Transgender James Sheffield ~ Atlanta, Georgia

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Since Anna Lange came out as a #transgender woman, “99% of interactions have been positive,” she says. But for that other 1%—and for other #LGBT people who aren't as lucky in their jobs and communities—an LGBT-inclusive civil rights law is needed: bit.ly/2LnHK0A pic.twitter.com/SErJAqqYY4

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