November 13, 2013 at 1:34 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Trans woman to co-chair GLAAD board
Jennifer Finney Boylan, GLAAD, gay news, Washington Blade

Jennifer Finney Boylan (Photo courtesy of GLAAD)

NEW YORK – GLAAD on Nov. 8 announced Jennifer Finney Boylan and Steve Warren had been appointed co-chairs of its board of directors.

Boylan, an English professor at Maine’s Colby College who has written 13 books, is the first transgender woman to serve in such a position with the media watchdog.

“The transgender community continues to face alarming rates of violence and inequality while transgender people and issues remain relatively invisible in our national dialogue,” GLAAD Acting President Dave Montez said. “Jenny’s proven leadership will be instrumental as GLAAD continues to grow mainstream media attention and public understanding around transgender issues.”

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