Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Transgender Proclamation in Houston

This past Saturday Houston, TX Mayor Bill White proclaimed July 25 as "Transgender Center Day" in honor of the first anniversary of the Houston Transgender Center.

The Center, one of the first of its kind in the country, has become a face for the trans community beyond Houston, advancing transgender causes and issues in the state. It offers many services for trans people including support groups, workshops, health care, and housing referrals.

“It’s pretty amazing that a number of years ago we probably wouldn’t have seen that much support from our local politicians,” said Tim Brookover, a board member of the Houston Transgender Unity Committee, who attended the event on July 25. “They provide visibility not just in the trans and LGBT community but the wider community.”

We welcome this type of recognition by the Mayor and encourage others to take a moment to let him know that you appreciate his willingness to publicly support the Transgender Center. He may be contacted at:

Mayor Bill White
City of Houston
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251

Phone: 713.837.0311