Friday, December 07, 2007

Blade Profiles Dana Beyer

The Washington Blade ran an article profiling Dana Beyer as potentially the nation's first transgendered state legislator:

“I’d like to think the Central Committee will replace a strong woman with another strong woman,” Beyer said. “I think that’s what Jane would have wanted, but it’s not my call.” . . .

[Dan Furmansky, director of Equality Maryland] said Beyer, an Equality Maryland board member, would bring an important voice to the legislature.

“Dana Beyer is without a doubt an exceptional candidate for the House of Delegates who would bring an advocacy background, county policy experience, and years of practice as a physician to her work in the General Assembly,” he said. “She would be the first statewide transgender elected official in the nation and would completely alter the dialogue about who transgender people are and what they contribute to our communities.”