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15 January 2010

Maxwell Anderson (1956 – 2010) tax accountant, psychologist.

After spending early adulthood in Chicago, Maxwell began transition to male in the mid 1980s.

He moved to Florida in 1990 where he ran the transgender support group, The Eden Society.

In 1996 he moved to  the Atlanta area. He worked as a lecturer and was a certified tax expert. He was a friend of Robert Eads, and in 2000 he co-chaired the 10th Southern Comfort convention. Maxwell and Robert are in the associated documentary Southern Comfort.

He later married his girlfriend and did a PhD in Psychology and had a practice specializing in GLBT issues. He was also a certified Grief Counselor. He was working on a second documentary, Southern Comforted.

He died of brain cancer at the age of 53.

*Not the playwright.

3 comments:

Lani said...

I was saddened to read that he has died. I remember him from the excellent documentary 'Southern Comfort,' which I've seen many times.

Does anyone know if his marriage was to Cori? The male-to-female he was dating in 'Southern Comfort.' I haven't been able to find out too much information about what happened to her.

Griffin said...

At the time of his death, he had recently split up with his boyfriend. His degree was a PsyD in psychology, which emphasizes the counseling aspect moreso than the research aspect.

He died of a glioma, which is a specific type of fast-growing brain tumor.

Southern Comforted is still being worked on, luckily it was a team effort, so it is likely to be finished.

ftm norway said...

This is so sad. I have seen Southern Comforted two times, and find the documentary very good.Thank you for makeing this film and posting this information of Maxwell.
Regards F2M Nick from Norway. You may also visit my homesite : www.ftm-norway.com