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Atlanta trans activist selected as White House ‘Champion of Courage’

Dee Dee ChambleeDee Dee Chamblee, founder of LaGender Inc. in Atlanta and a longtime transgender activist, was recently selected as a "Champion of Courage" by President Barack Obama’s administration.

The Champions of Courage campaign by the White House recognizes people making accomplishments in certain areas, such as immigration, education and clean energy. Chamblee, who also provides Gender Identity/Diversity Trainings as Senior/Consultant of TransWorld Consulting Agency, was one of nine people from across the country recognized for her contribution in the fight against HIV and AIDS as part of the White House recognizing the 30th anniversary of AIDS.

Chamblee, in an essay titled, "Creating a Path to Transgender Equality," discusses the unique needs of transgender people when it comes to stemming the tide of HIV infections in this community.