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Sex Change Causes Loss of Government Job

Colonel Diane Schroer. Photo by Tom Williams.
Colonel Diane Schroer. Photo by Tom Williams.
Paul Cates,
LGBT Project
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August 21, 2008

The Library of Congress is being sued because it offered a key job as terrorism research analyst to Diane Schroer, then rescinded the offer, because Schroer is transgender. On last night’s Countdown on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann exposed the high price of transgender discrimination. Schroer, who was hand picked after 9/11 to run a 120-person operation fighting terrorism, was suddenly considered no longer a “good fit” for a job helping Congress fight terrorism when she notified her future boss that she was in the process of transitioning from male to female.

Yesterday, Matt Coles, Director of the ACLU’s LGBT and AIDS Project, blogged about the first day of Diane’s trial. You can also learn more about Diane’s story from our video profile.

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