It’s “Your Turn” to share your views about the stories Washingtonians are talking about ––from a rollback on federal health care subsidies to the name change of a Virginia high school named after a Confederate general.
In states and cities across the country — including the District and Baltimore, it’s illegal to discriminate against transgender people. But a law designed to protect transgender individuals in suburban Maryland has sparked a contentious legal battle. We look at evolving cultural attitudes about the transgender community, and explore new scientific research about gender identity.
- Dana Beyer, MD Transgender activist; Senior Policy Advisor, Montgomery County Council; Medical Consultant, The DES Sons International Network
- Colleen Fay Metro Connection Arts Editor; Arts Commentator for WETA's "Around Town"
- Brian Watson Director of Programs, Transgender Health Empowerment (THE); President, D.C. Coalition of Black LGBT Men and Women
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