Tag Archives: mainstreaming

Transwoman Does Good – Amanda Simpson Takes New Leadership Role

Transsexual woman Amanda Simpson was named today as the new Executive Director of the U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF). Her mission in her new role will be to implement large-scale renewable energy projects for the United States Army. Using solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass energy, Ms. Simpson will take the reins in guiding the Army towards meeting its goal of 1 gigawatt of renewable energy generation for the Army by 2025.

Some of you may recall that President Obama appointed Ms. Simpson Simpson in 2010 to be the Senior Technical Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security. With multiple degrees under her belt and an exciting past – even flying as a test pilot for Hughes Aircraft – Ms. Simpson is certainly up to the task.

Great job, Ms. Simpson!

Army EITF Site.

Transgender Girl’s Amazing Journey – People Magazine

While this very short vignette is touching – what transgender woman wouldn’t want to have been able to start transition at such a young age, and with so much support? – what is most important is the mainstreaming going on here. Transkids are appearing on prime time television, major newspapers, major magazines and journals, etc. In a way, one which I believe very few trans researchers expected, transkids and their parents are leading a large part of the charge towards mainstream acceptance of transgender individuals overall.

Transgender Girl’s Amazing Journey : People.com.