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June 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Transgender community steps into the spotlight

Increase understanding and compassion

Danielle Askini, 30, executive director of Gender Justice League, identifies as a transwoman and is helping launch Seattle Trans* Pride, an event specifically for the transgender, gender non-conforming community and their allies. [Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times.]

Danielle Askini, 30, executive director of Gender Justice League, identifies as a transwoman and is helping launch Seattle Trans* Pride, an event specifically for the transgender, gender non-conforming community and their allies. [Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times.]

Thank you so much for your wonderful spotlight article on Trans Pride in Seattle and the work of some of our awesome local transgender activists! [“Ready for the spotlight,” page one, June 24.]

The piece was respectful and interesting (with some gorgeous photography), and I hope it will help some of your readers have a better understanding of and more compassion for our fellow citizens.

Erin Doherty, Olympia

Other issues should take priority

I found it interesting that you had devoted about three-fourths of the front page to a full-color spread on transgender equality, and left a single column for the Edward Snowden story.

It is funny how we will fight for equal rights, and at the same time ignore losing rights that, as Americans, are basic to our society.

I do not mean to downplay the importance of transgender equality. But the foundation of our American society is fairly rapidly eroding away, without us even noticing.

Ryan Thorne, Everett

Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: activism, gender, identity


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