Jennifer Marie Long

Emily Wax-Thibodeaux (March 29, 2018). ‘We all have the right to defend freedom’: Transgender veterans speak out against Trump’s ban. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Babee Garcia (August 12, 2017). Transgender Military Ban: A Veteran’s Perspective. Themontclarion.org (Archive)

Press Release (August 8, 2017). Booker Joined by LGBT Advocates in Outlining Efforts to Reverse Ban of Transgender Americans in our Military. Capemaycountyherald.com (Archive)

Marissa Martinelli (July 27, 2017). The Daily Show Talks to Transgender Veterans About Trump’s Ban and Serving While Trans. Slate.com (Archive)

Emma Sarran Webster (July 27, 2017). “You Can’t Talk to Anyone”: 4 Trans Military Members Share What It’s Like to Serve in the Closet. Allure.com (Archive)

Also known as Jennifer Long

Dylan Kohere

Justin Schecker (October 20, 2017). Transgender Student Fights Back Against Trump’s Proposed Military Ban. Nbcconnecticut.com (Archive)

Susan Miller (October 5, 2017). ROTC student takes on transgender military ban: ‘I still want to fight for my country’. Usatoday.com (Archive)

Press Release (September 1, 2017). GLAD, NCLR file new motion for halt to President Trump’s transgender military ban. Windycitymediagroup.com (Archive)

Nikki Exotika

Alexandra Klausner (October 16, 2017). Transgender ‘Barbie’ blows $1M on plastic surgery. Nypost.com (Archive)

Michael Musto (July 3, 2017). Trans Pop Singer Nikki Exotika: ‘Men Don’t Want You Without a Penis’. Out.com (Archive).[1].

Notable Quote: “Are you happy romantically?”

“I’ve tried. I’ve dated. I’ve been in love three times. But it’s hard. I had my sex reassignment surgery in 1997, and I thought my life would change drastically. It got better, but my love life dissipated. When I had a penis, before my operation, men were attracted to me because of that. When you hear “trans,” you want a girl with a penis, not a girl with a vagina. Now that I have a vagina, they don’t want me.”[1].

Also known as Jason Torres

Hannah Simpson

John Wright (October 3, 2017). Saluting A Transgender Hero Of Harvey. Outsmartmagazine.com (Archive)

Matthew Birchenough (February 26, 2017). Secaucus transgender boy speaks at Jersey City rally. Nj.com (Archive)

Dawn Ennis (March 9, 2016). “This Is So Hard:” Coping with Complications from Gender Affirmation Surgery. Gomag.com (Archive)

Kylie Perez

Christie Duffy (October 3, 2017). ‘These lives matter:’ Newark rally supports transgender girl beaten in school hallway. Weny.com (Archive)

Sara Jerde (October 3, 2017). Transgender teen attacked in HS hallway: ‘I’m not going to let it fade away’. Nj.com (Archive)

Sara Jerde (October 2, 2017). 7 suspended in wake of attack on transgender student (VIDEO). Nj.com (Archive)

Sara Jerde (October 1, 2017). Transgender HS student eager to go back to class after attack, mom says. Nj.com (Archive)

Jay Dow (September 29, 2017). Transgender teen viciously beaten at high school in Newark. Pix11.com (Archive)

Previously known as Justin Perez

Petra Strand

Monsy Alvarado (September 28, 2017). A transgender minister’s ‘long, painful, joyous, happy and dizzying’ road to acceptance. Northjersey.com (Archive)

Previously known as Peter Strand

Nautica Pagan

Joshua Jongsma (September 22, 2017). Guard told transgender man: ‘I need to see what is in your pants,’ lawsuit claims. Usatoday.com (Archive)

Anthony G. Attrino (September 8, 2017). Transgender woman forced to show prosthetic penis in shoplifting row, suit claims. Nj.com (Archive)