FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2008

Transgender Advocacy Group Applauds Barbara Walters' Feature On Thomas Beatie

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Praises Walters for Highlighting Transgender Families


"We applaud Barbara Walters for the sensitivity she showed in "20/20"'s coverage of Thomas Beatie and his family," TLDEF executive director Michael Silverman said. "The desire to create a family is one that most people share.  Thomas Beatie is fortunate to be among the millions of Americans who enjoy the hope and promise of becoming a parent and raising a child. All families are entitled to basic dignity and respect. We look forward to the day when a transgender person starting a family is treated as just another parent."