GLAD is Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, the New England legal organization which works to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression -- their motto is “equal justice under law”. Recently they realized they needed to have a program dedicated to trans legal issues, especially basic civil rights – which we transpeople still don’t officially have in Massachusetts! The bill adding “gender identity and expression” to the state law (against discrimination and hate crimes) should pass next year, but even after that we’ll need GLAD’s help. And so at New England Trans Pride on Saturday June 7th (in Northampton), GLAD officially launched their Transgender Rights Project.
In July, GLAD announced that they were looking for transpeople to be in the photographs for TRP’s publicity materials. I responded and was chosen for one of the photo shoots, and then for the brochure! (They chose which photo of me to use, and it was a good one.) They hired local trans photographer Jess Dugan, who I’ve known since he was a teenager.
I can’t yet link to the brochure, but the links above include the content. And hopefully you have access to the hard copy or will soon.Coming soon, more about me and photography in my entry “Me & Photography”.