Transgender book released

Last modified: 8/28/2012 12:00:00 AM

A NEW BOOK tells the stories of New Hampshire's transgender residents.

We Are New Hampshire: Transgender Lives in the Granite State is a collection of 10 stories about transgender people and their families. Published by Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders and TransGender New Hampshire, the book was created as a resource and educational tool.

''This book will go a long way toward educating Granite Staters about the joys and hardships their transgender neighbors and co-workers experience so we can make New Hampshire a more welcoming place for all of its residents,'' Mason Dunn, one of the book's subjects, said in a release.

Profiles in the book include the mother of a transgender son and a couple that faced intrusive questions from coworkers.

''New Hampshire is the only New England state that does not have laws protecting its transgender residents from discrimination,'' said Janson Wu, attorney for Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, in a release. ''We know there is much work to be done to educate the New Hampshire community about why these protections are needed. This book is another step toward that goal.''

The book is free and will be distributed through the organizations.

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