MEDIA ADVISORY: Transgender Granite Staters to meet with lawmakers February 1, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2017
Owen Loftus | [email protected] | 719-406-6564
www.FreedomNewHampshire.org

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire lawmakers will have the opportunity to meet and learn about the state’s transgender community at a luncheon on Thursday, February 2.

The luncheon will feature transgender Granite Staters, family members, as well as business leaders, law enforcement officers and others.

Earlier this session, state Rep. Ed Butler, D-Harts Location, introduced legislation to update the state’s existing nondiscrimination laws to protect transgender Granite Staters from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations, which includes hospitals, restaurants, stores and other public places.

The event is closed to the public, but members of the press are welcome to attend.

WHO:

  • Gerri Cannon, a Somersworth resident and a transgender woman, who will talk about how she lost her job after she came out to her employer.
  • Alex Myers, a Phillips Exeter Academy English teacher, who will talk about coming out as transgender at Phillips Exeter Academy when he was a student there in the 1990s.
  • Tom and Sarah Huckman from Ossipee. Tom will talk about how his love for his daughter Sarah, who is transgender, led him to embrace her for who she truly was.
  • Chief Anthony Colarusso, Dover Police Department, who will talk about how our communities are safer when everyone is treated fairly and equally under the law.
  • Amanda Grady Sexton, New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, who will to talk about how including transgender people in all areas of our society makes all of us safer.
  • Dave Juvet, of the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association.
  • Janson Wu, executive director of GLAD.

WHAT: “Learning more about our transgender constituents” legislative luncheon

WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 2017 during the House lunch break

WHERE:

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
21 Centre St., Concord, NH 03301