Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Transgender Leader

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition announced the appointment of Mason Dunn as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition. Dunn brings ten years of experience in LGBT coalition, organization & community, much of it as a transgender community organizer & leader. Nancy Nangeroni, Chair of the Steering Committee stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Mason who for many years has committed himself to advocacy on behalf of transgender issues & community. He brings excellent skills along with a demonstrated dedication to the principles embodied in MTPC’s mission & values. He is the right person to lead our organization as we grow further in fulfillment of the increasingly recognized needs of our underserved community.” Dunn added, “I am honored to have been selected as the next leader for MTPC & I’m looking forward to working in this amazing community. The Massachusetts trans movement has seen astonishing progress over the past few years thanks to MTPC, yet we have a long way to go in achieving full equality for our community.” Dunn is a recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, he comes to MTPC from the NH Civil Liberties Union where he worked on a fellowship & filled a variety of roles, including communications, policy & research. He most recently served on the Steering Committee for Transgender New Hampshire & as an adjunct faculty member at UNH Manchester in the Communication Arts department, teaching a course on LGBTQ Images & Perspectives. Prior to law school Dunn worked on the Board of Directors of TransMentors International, a nonprofit dedicated to mentoring in the transgender community. His appointment takes effective August 8th.
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