This is the 10th anniversary of my first day in the NCTE office, working for trans people. It took the founding Board of Directors a few more months of planning to formalize and incorporate the organization, but Monday, January 6, 2003 was my first day in the new office, in the new organization.
So I have been working for NCTE for ten years and have been privileged to see such amazing progress throughout the movement and throughout the country. I have been fortunate to work with so many remarkable, committed, smart, and good people. Together we have made stunning progress.
Thanks from my heart go to everyone who has worked at NCTE, served on the Board, supported us financially, worked with us from an allied organization or as an individual, and anyone anywhere who has just pitched-in on their own to improve trans lives.
I have been in service to transgender people for a decade in this role, and I could not be more honored and happy, humbled and proud.
Thank you. And wait until you see what we get done this year.
Congratulations! Think of how much has happened in 10 years, and how much we can all do together in the next 10!
Mara, You make all of us proud! Stay with it “Girl” like what you are doing.
Congratulations! Your work has benefited so many trans* people; thank you for your dedication!