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The Phoenix is a lawyer, community builder, and activist who works extensively on transgender issues in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia. She co-founded Maryland Trans*Unity, the largest transgender-and-ally focused organization in Montgomery County, Maryland. She is the sole founder of Montgomery County Maryland’s transgender working group and the Trans* Support Network, a network of support providers who work with the transgender community. Her past organizational affiliations include the Maryland Coalition for Trans Equality (steering and legislative committees) and the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church LGBT Task Force. Her past projects include meetings with foreign LGBT activists under the auspices of the State Department, educating and lobbying legislators and other government officials concerning transgender issues, field advocacy in support of transgender civil rights legislation, organizing the Montgomery County observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, and others.

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