**NEWS**

Martie was honored to be invited and will be the guest lecturer on the topic of gender and gender identity for an undergraduate Psychology class at N.C. State University this coming spring semester, on April 11th, 2017, 8:30-9:45 a.m.

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Nov. 5, 2016: Educate with Pride! Martie will be presenting in the Safe Schools of NC LGBTQ Conference for Educators at Smith Middle School in Chapel-Hill, NC. Her panel is: Parent/Educator Roundtable: Understanding and Working with Transgender Students and Families.

Twitter handle: @SafeSchools_NC

Official hashtag: #EducateWithPride

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Sept. 30, 2016, Raleigh News & Observer…

Story here: Raleigh Family in Spotlight After Facebook Post on Gender Creative Son

Video here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article104986656.html

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Sept. 22, 2016, Upworthy Original Video:

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Sept. 16, 2016, BuzzFeed News:

Story here: A Mom Thanked a Girls’ Clothing Store For Making Her Gender-Nonconforming Kid Feel Welcome

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Martie can be seen on stage September 22-25, 2016 as Odette Annette Barnett, the loudmouth bar fly who has a sad secret, in Del Shores’ Southern Baptist Sissies.

This moving, award-winning play will be presented September 22-25, 2016, at Raleigh’s Theatre in the Park, and tickets are on sale now, here: http://www.etix.com/ticket/v/2482/ira-david-wood-iii-pullen-park-theatre-theatre-in-the-park