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U.S. Attorney Releases Recorded Statement in Celebration of Transgender Day of Visibility Today

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

PORTLAND, Maine: Today, March 31, is Transgender Day of Visibility, a day of recognition and celebration that will be marked by events across the country, including here in Maine. The U.S. Attorney joins in the marking of the occasion with the release of a recorded statement and wishes all of today’s celebrants a safe and joyful day.  

Ensuring that all Mainers are treated fairly and with respect, and in accordance with federal law, is among the highest priorities for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine. The U.S. Attorney is committed to engaging in a meaningful dialogue with the transgender community in Maine to show support and to increase public safety, with an aim to build trust in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Department of Justice, and in law enforcement to foster an environment where the reporting of hate crimes feels safe and meaningful. 

View and/or download the U.S. Attorney’s recorded statement:

Text of the recorded statement: “As U.S. Attorney, I have had the privilege of meeting several transgender Mainers. I want to thank you all for sharing your stories and challenges with me. I am hopeful that I can use my position to spread awareness on transgender issues throughout Maine in order to help remove barriers and address matters that are important to you. I want to affirm my commitment to doing what I can to ensure that you feel seen, heard, and respected when you interact with law enforcement, including with my office and the Department of Justice. I hope you will continue to work with me to develop trust. Today, as we celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility, please know that I see you. I celebrate you. And I am committed to making Maine a safer place for you.”



Jana Spaulding, Public Information Officer, Contract (207-780-3257)

Updated March 31, 2023