With the recent evolutions in community standards regarding transgender citizens, South Lake could benefit greatly by creating a positive awareness of this very cool and dynamic population of folks who bring creativity and personal strength to most professional situations. There are many misconceptions floating around that could be clarified here in SLT before they arrive as the trans population continues to grow. Dispelling the images of gutter punks and rocky horrors, fears and judgements of orientations and deviancies. By replacing them with notions of strong, willing and grateful workers, genuine character attributes and overall positive additions to our vibrant and wickedly diverse community, preparing as a community, leaders and business owners would be positioned ahead of these changes with positive awareness and some sort of understanding. Trans employees in many ways, should be sought after. With the entire scope of humanity here in town, the devil down the street at the casinos or god up on the hill or by the lake, SLT could position itself as a viable destination for both residence and recreation to the transgender community. As an advocate and member of BOTH communities, I would be happy to create the foundation for this kind of initiative and act as speaker or representative or liaison to any/all involved parties.