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AEGIS Advisory Board (1992)

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 in AEGIS, Flyers & Pamphlets, Gender, Press Releases

The nonprofit AEGIS maintained an interdisciplinary advisory board from 1991 through 1998. Members were distinguished in fields that were important to transsexualism and transsexuals and were consulted on policy issues and the advisories we periodically released.

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AEGIS Fact Sheet (1993)

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 in AEGIS, Flyers & Pamphlets, Gender, Press Releases

The American Educational Gender Information Service, Inc. (AEGIS) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit clearinghouse for transsexual and transgender issues. AEGIS actively supports the professionalization and standardization of services for transgendered persons; promotes non-judgmental, non-discriminatory treatment of persons with gender issues; advocate respect for their dignity, their right to treatment, and their right to choose their gender role; helps transgendered persons make reasoned and informed decisions about the ways in which they will live their lives; and provides educational materials, information, and referrals.

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AEGIS Provides Protective Shield (1990)

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 in AEGIS, Gender, Newsletters, Press Releases

I believe this text from the community newsletter Renaissance News reproduces the text of the press release announcing AEGIS’ formation.

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AEGIS Given 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status by IRS (1993)

Posted on Oct 26, 2013 in AEGIS, Gender, Magazines, Press Releases

In a letter dated 13 July, 1993. the Internal Revenue Service notified AEGIS of exemption from Federal income tax as a 501(c) (3) organization.

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AEGIS is Newest Renaissance Affiliate (1991)

Posted on Oct 26, 2013 in AEGIS, Gender, Magazines, Newsletters, Press Releases

Source: AEGIS is newest Renaissance affiliate. Renaissance News, December, 1991, V. 5, No.12, p. 4          ...

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Roberts Named to AEGIS Advisory Board (1992)

Posted on Oct 26, 2013 in AEGIS, Gender, Magazines, Press Releases

The late JoAnn Roberts was a founder of Renaissance Education Association, owner of Creative Design Services, and served as board chair of the nonprofit American Educational Gender Information Service Inc. Here’s an announcement of her appointment to the AEGIS Advisory Board.

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Congratulations, Camp Trans (1993)

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 in AEGIS, Gender, Press Releases

©2001, 2013 by Dallas Denny Source: Denny, Dallas. (2003). Congratulations, Camp Trans! Decatur, GA: American Educational Gender...

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Codename ANGIE: The AEGIS National Gender Identification Explanation Card (1991)

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 in AEGIS, Gender, Press Releases

In 1991 transsexual and transgendered people were routinely arrested when identified on the street. In some places anti-crossdressing or anti-masquerade laws were still on the books—and even when they weren’t, police officers would sometimes haul in transpeople on general principal. Happily, this situation was rapidly changing, and, after discussion with others at the IFGE conference, AEGIS decided not to release the ANGIE card.

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IFGE Consistently Disappoints (1998)

Posted on May 31, 2013 in AEGIS, Editing & Layout, Editorials, Gender, Press Releases

In 2011 the International Foundation for Gender Education quietly drained the “never to be touched” Winslow Street Fund of its approximately $100,000 USD balance and effectively disappeared as an organization. I called attention to this with a press release and published it simultaneously on this website and Transgender Forum. That wasn’t the first time IFGE had violated public trust by dipping into the Winslow Street Fund. I covered an early escapade in 1998 in AEGIS Online News—first as news, and then with an editorial.

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Violence Against Transgendered Persons: An Unrecognized Problem (1992)

Posted on May 6, 2013 in AEGIS, Gender, Press Releases

In 1991 and 1992 the nonprofit American Educational Gender Information Service campaigned against violence toward transgendered and transsexual people. This was years before Remembering our Dead and the Day of Remembrance. No one was talking about the problem. We did.

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Do Transgender Issues Affect the Gay Community? (1992)

Posted on May 5, 2013 in AEGIS, Gender, Magazines, Press Releases

Margaux Schaffer and I wrote this article in response to the murders in Atlanta of three crossdressed women of color in Atlanta in as many months.

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Atlanta Killings Require Community Response (1992)

Posted on May 1, 2013 in AEGIS, Flyers & Pamphlets, Gender, Magazines, Press Releases

The murders of three transgendered persons in Atlanta during a one-month period is a matter of grave concern. Whether or not the killings are related, they must be stopped. We hope and trust law enforcement officials will take immediate and thorough action to find the perpetrator(s) and put a stop to these tragic deaths.

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Some Notes on Access to Medical Treatment (1995)

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 in AEGIS, Editorials, Flyers & Pamphlets, Gender, Press Releases

We are convinced, after fielding thousands of calls over a period of five years, that free access to medical treatment would be disastrous. We are equally convinced that there should be a clear, non-obstructionistic process to get access to these treatments, and that transsexual people should not be singled out for special restrictions that are not given to other less marginalized groups.

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