The Times Union
May 29, 2013

The moment of dread for transgender people comes when the question arises on a job application: "Have you ever lived or worked under another name?" It bears a chilling echo of the witch hunts of the McCarthy era's anti-communism trials. "My heart stops when I come to that question," conceded Drew Cordes, 31, of Albany, whose male-to-female gender reassignment surgery in 2011 in Montreal was profiled in the Times Union.