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BOSTON -- In an effort to provide a safe space for transgendered people to share their stories, the Massachusets Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) launched the "I Am: Transgender People Speak" campaign on Sunday.
The multimedia campaign aims to educate the public about the diverse communities of transgender individuals, families and allies through a collection of recorded stories.
Project developers hope to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions of transgender individuals by highlighting the realities of their lived experience.
The project website will share videos of transgender individuals speaking about their lives and experiences. The site also includes information and links about the transgender community, including a Trans 101 section which includes definitions and terms.
Transgender individuals can also sign up to submit their stories to the project through the site, which hopes to feature 75 stories by the middle of next year.
The launch of the project was timed with Transgender Awareness Week, which culminates with the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday.
In San Diego, Transgender Day of Remembrance will be observed Saturday with a march and ceremony at The Center.