Jess Herbst

Lourdes Zavaleta (January 5, 2018). Meet the Five Transgender Texans on the Ballot in 2018. Outsmartmagazine.com (Archive)

Emma Platoff (September 20, 2017). For some transgender Texans, bathroom bill fight spurs bids for office. Texastribune.org (Archive)

Chuck Lindell (July 21, 2017). Texas Senate committee approves transgender bathroom bill. Mystatesman.com (Archive)

Amelia Harnish (June 20, 2017). What It’s Like To Be The First Openly Trans Mayor In Texas. Refinery29.com (Archive)

Nicole Rosales (June 11, 2017). Hundreds ‘March for Equality,’ against so-called ‘bathroom bill’. Kvue.com (Archive)

Zac Crain (June, 2017). Modern Family. Dmagazine.com (Archive)

Christian McPhate (April 10, 2017). Transgender Protests at Capitol Shift Location After They Find Legislators Have Private Bathrooms. Dallasobserver.com (Archive)

Bryan Kay (March 8, 2017). Small town mayor offers different window on Texas transgender debate. Csmonitor.com (Archive)

Alexandra Chandler

Christianna Silva (January 4, 2018). Meet Alexandra Chandler, The Transgender Military Intelligence Analyst Running For Congress. Newsweek.com (Archive)

Mary Louise Kelly (March 5, 2017). Life As A Transgender Intelligence Analyst. Npr.org (Archive)

Alexandra Chandler February 10, 2017). I serve my country as a transgender woman. I know we can overcome our divisions.. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Ashlee Marie Preston

Curtis M. Wong (January 4, 2018). Trans Activist Who Called Caitlyn Jenner A ‘F**king Fraud’ Is Running For Office. Huffingtonpost.com (Archive)

Francesca Bacard (August 28, 2017). Caitlyn Jenner ambushed by transgender woman. Pagesix.com (Archive)

John Eligon (August 5, 2017). Transgender African-Americans’ Open Wound: ‘We’re Considered a Joke’. Nytimes.com (Archive)

Staff (July 5, 2017). Woman Complains of Transgender Discrimination at WeHo Nightclubs. Wehoville.com (Archive)

Staff (July 5, 2017). Woman Says She Was Barred from WeHo Nightclubs Because She Is Transgender. Gaylifela.com (Archive)

Andrew Phillips (June 28, 2017). Feminist Magazine Makes History, Appoints Transgender Woman as Editor-In-Chief. Out.com (Archive)

Dawn Ennis (April 24, 2017). Dining While Trans: One Woman Describes Humiliating Experience. Nbcnews.com (Archive)

Ashlee Marie Preston (April 17, 2017). Opinion: Even in WeHo, Trans People Struggle for Acceptance. Wehoville.com (Archive)

Raven Matherne

Liz Skalka (November 11, 2017). Stamford’s newly elected trans legislator, a triathlete, sets another record with Board of Reps win. Stamfordadvocate.com (Archive)

Previously known as Ryan Matherne

Danica Roem

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press (December 17, 2017). Road made famous by transgender candidate not a simple fix. Abcnews.go.com

Faiz Siddiqui (October 28, 2017). Campaign flier paid for by Virginia GOP ‘misgenders’ Democratic candidate. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

John Riley (October 25, 2017). Lesbian political action committee issues endorsements in New Jersey and Virginia elections. Metroweekly.com (Archive)

Dominic Holden (October 21, 2017). This Transgender Candidate Is Fending Off Attacks And Getting Support From A New Transgender PAC. Buzzfeed.com (Archive)

Patricia Sullivan, Fenit Nirappil (October 17, 2017). Biden endorses Danica Roem, four other Va. Democrats in House races. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Antonio Olivo (October 10, 2017). Conservative groups take aim at Va. Democrat’s transgender identity. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Michael K. Lavers (October 10, 2017). Danica Roem campaign reports anti-transgender robocalls. Washingtonblade.com (Archive)

Ed Kilgore (September 29, 2017). Transgender Candidate Challenges Virginia’s ‘Minister of Private Parts’. Nymag.com (Archive)

Antonio Olivo (September 28, 2017). In heated Va. House race, candidates ‘debate’ by answering online questions. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Antonio Olivo (September 26, 2017). ‘Just who I am’: In new ad, Va. Democratic candidate discusses being transgender. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Germania Rodriguez (September 18, 2017). ‘I know that every door I knock on could be my last’: Virginia woman who could become the first openly trans person elected to a state legislature shares fears about her campaign. Dailymail.co.uk (Archive)

Jill Palermo (September 14, 2017). Conservative stalwart Bob Marshall won’t debate his transgender challenger. Fauquier.com (Archive)

Rebecca Nelson (September 14, 2017). Inside Danica Roem’s Historic Campaign as a Transgender Woman in Trump’s America. Cosmopolitan.com (Archive)

Marilyn Drew Necci (August 28, 2017). Trans military ban finally enacted to widespread outrage, continued questions. Gayrva.com (Archive)

Fenit Nirappil (August 20, 2017). This Wisconsin Democrat gave $115k to elect Va.’s first transgender lawmaker. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Matthew S. Bajko (August 14, 2017). Online Extra: Political Notes: VA trans candidate gets SF assist. Ebar.com (Archive)

John Riley (August 10, 2017). Metal Head. Journalist. Politician. Danica Roem is blazing her own awesome trail. Metroweekly.com (Archive)

HRC staff (August 4, 2017). Trans Teen Inspired By Danica Roem, Transgender Nominee Running For Public Office. Hrc.org (Archive)

Stephen Peters (August 4, 2017). HRC Endorses Danica Roem, First Out Transgender Nominee for Public Office in Virginia. Hrc.org (Archive)

Debra Alfarone, WUSA (August 3, 2017). Transgender candidate just wants to get rid of traffic. Wusa9.com (Archive)

Potomac Local (August 1, 2017). Roem gets ‘Trump bump’ after transgender military ban. Potomaclocal.com (Archive)

Michael K. Lavers (August 1, 2017). Danica Roem raises more than $112,000 in July. Washingtonblade.com (Archive)

Petula Dvorak (July 31, 2017). A transgender candidate takes on Virginia’s ‘Minister of Private Parts’. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Sarah Rankin , Associated Press (July 24, 2017). Transgender candidate takes on culture warrior in Virginia. Startribune.com (Archive)

Antonio Olivo (July 18, 2017). Va. transgender candidate raised nearly 20 times more than GOP opponent in June. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Emma Talkoff (July 6, 2017). Will 2017 Be the Year of the Transgender Candidate?. Time.com (Archive)

Caleb Dalton, Jared Dobbs (June 24, 2017). This School Board Leader Tried to Rig a Public Forum in Favor of Transgender Advocates. That’s Unconstitutional.. Dailysignal.com (Archive)

Elina Shirazi (June 22, 2017). Transgender candidate makes history. Your4state.com (Archive)

Antonio Olivo, Moriah Balingit (June 21, 2017). Prince William school board approves LGBT protections for students, staff. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Barbra Casbar Siperstein (June 20, 2017). Terrific Transgender Candidates. Huffingtonpost.com (Archive)

Samantha Allen (June 17, 2017). Danica Roem Is Making Trans Political History In Virginia. Thedailybeast.com (Archive)

Antonio Olivo (June 14, 2017). She is transgender. He proposed a ‘bathroom bill.’ They’re running against each other in Northern Virginia.. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Rachel Kurzius (June 14, 2017). Trans Candidate Will Face Va. Delegate Who Introduced Bathroom Bill In General Election. Dcist.com (Archive)

Ashley Dejean (June 14, 2017). Virginia’s Most Anti-LGBT Lawmaker Might Lose His Seat To State’s First Openly Transgender Candidate. Motherjones.com (Archive)

Fenit Nirappil (June 13, 2017). Democratic challenger to Marshall would be Va.’s first openly transgender lawmaker. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Julie Moreau, Ph.D. (June 12, 2017). Will 2017 Be the ‘Year of the Trans Candidate’?. Nbcnews.com (Archive)

Tara Wanda Merrigan (June 12, 2017). A Transgender Woman In Virginia Is Running Against A Republican Who Sponsored A Bathroom Bill. Bustle.com (Archive)

Kate Andrews (June 12, 2017). Virginia’s First Transgender Candidate Could Take on ‘Bathroom Bill’ Sponsor. Rewire.news (Archive)

Leora Yashari (June 12, 2017). 4 Transgender Candidates to Watch. Teenvogue.com (Archive)

Antonio Olivo (June 6, 2017). A transgender woman, a Sikh and 2 others vie to take on ultra conservative in Va.. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

Trudy Ring (June 5, 2017). Meet the People Making 2017 the Year of the Trans Candidate. Advocate.com (Archive)

Kim Kelly (June 1, 2017). This Trans Metalhead Stepmom Is Making a Historic Run for Office in Virginia. Vice.com (Archive)

Brad Kutner (April 24, 2017). National LGBTQ campaign group backs transgender candidate in race against author of Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. Gayrva.com (Archive)

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Dana Beyer

Michael K. Lavers (October 26, 2017). Dana Beyer to run for Md. Senate. Washingtonblade.com (Archive)

Louis Peck (October 24, 2017). Dana Beyer Confirms Run Against Del. Waldstreicher For District 18 Senate Opening. Bethesdamagazine.com (Archive)

Lou Chibbaro Jr. (September 28, 2017). Trans students lead effort to defend Frederick County policy. Washingtonblade.com (Archive)

Dana Beyer (June 23, 2017). Are There Too Many Ribs in the Trans Umbrella?. Huffingtonpost.com (Archive)

Marcus Gregory (May 11, 2017). How Conversion Therapy Bans Will Trap Transgender Children. Thefederalist.com (Archive)

Eugene Puryear (February 24, 2017). Trump Withdraws Protections for Trans Students; Efforts to Stop DAPL. Sputniknews.com (Archive)

Dion Lim (May 25, 2016). Can a drug make you transgender?. Wtsp.com (Archive)

Dana Beyer (March 30, 2016). Passing Privilege, the Gender Binary, and the Productive Power of Stereotypes. Huffingtonpost.com (Archive) (Archive)[1].

Lou Chibbaro Jr. (November 17, 2015). Armed trans woman arrested after 10-hour D.C. standoff. Washingtonblade.com (Archive)

Andrew Faught (August 28, 2015). Fighting for the Gender Within. Thepenngazette.com (Archive)

Fredrick Kunkle (January 30, 2014). Former Montgomery aide Dana Beyer to challenge state Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr.. Washingtonpost.com (Archive)

KMFDallas (July 6, 2012). Gender Identity and DES Exposure. Cnn.com (Archive)

Susan Donaldson James (March 27, 2012). Transgender Parent: Child’s Journey When Mom Becomes Dad. Abcnews.go.com (Archive)

Brad Herzog (July 9, 2010). Identity Politics. Cornellalumnimagazine.com (Archive) (Archive)

Joanne Herman (October 02 2006). Transgender success stories. Advocate.com (Archive)

Daniel de Vise (September 2, 2006). Hoping Md. Is ‘Ready for a Person Like Me’. Washingtonpost.com (Archive) (Archive)

Dana Beyer is a retired surgeon, and the executive director of Gender Rights Maryland.

Dr. Dana Beyer is the medical advisor and web manager of the DES Sons International Network.

Also known as Wayne Beyer

Notable Quote: “Smashing the gender binary is dangerous political provocation in today’s climate. Ignoring stereotypes that are ingrained in the American psyche is inviting failure. Demanding that passing privilege shouldn’t matter, when it clearly always has, and should have no role in marketing the community to its neighbors, is a mistake.”[1].