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Intro


 

 

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Fiona Dawson  is Director and Producer of Transgender, at War and in Love, commissioned by The New York Times and creator of the media project TransMilitary, which contrasts the lives of U.S. transgender military personnel serving under the threat of discharge, with their U.K. counterparts who have served openly since 1999. 

Photography courtesy of Rhys Harper and Monica Kressman.

 
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Story


Fiona was born and raised in the United Kingdom. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, she volunteered in Bangladesh, taught English in Portugal and later emigrated to the United States in 2000.

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Story


Fiona was born and raised in the United Kingdom. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, she volunteered in Bangladesh, taught English in Portugal and later emigrated to the United States in 2000.

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Houston


In Houston, Texas, Fiona worked for Casa de Eperanza helping abused, neglected and HIV positive children, the Houston Area Women's Center for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and Bering Omega Community Services providing compassionate care to adults living with HIV/AIDS.

 

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Houston


In Houston, Texas, Fiona worked for Casa de Eperanza helping abused, neglected and HIV positive children, the Houston Area Women's Center for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and Bering Omega Community Services providing compassionate care to adults living with HIV/AIDS.

 

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Ambition


Realizing her ambition to produce media projects showing positive ways people are working to end stigma and discrimination, Fiona moved to New York City in 2011 and later settled in the Washington D.C. suburbs of Silver Spring, MD in 2014.

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Ambition


Realizing her ambition to produce media projects showing positive ways people are working to end stigma and discrimination, Fiona moved to New York City in 2011 and later settled in the Washington D.C. suburbs of Silver Spring, MD in 2014.