Christine Beatty is a transsexual activist & author whose work has been published in Transgender Tapestry, Spectator, TransSisters, Bay Area Reporter, SF Bay Times and Chrysalis Quarterly since 1991. In 2000 she was distinguished as Transwoman of the Year by the Los Angeles Transgender Task Force. Beatty helped organized the 2003 Transgender Day of Remembrance in Los Angeles, and in 2004 appeared in a Calpernia Addams’ and Andrea James’ all-transgender production of the Vagina Monologues. Christine also sings and plays guitar, and in 1995 she had the distinction of being one of the first transsexual women to perform in a working, recording heavy metal rock band. In 2011 she started a publishing company for the TS/TG community, Glamazon Press.