I never thought a bathroom bill – the kind they passed in North Carolina – would come to my home state. But it did. They’re trying to pass one where I live, and I made this podcast episode to tell the story of my fight (so far) against it.
Below are some of the photos I’ve taken over the past few months, as I’ve taken part in the effort to keep bathrooms (and locker rooms) truly safe – for transgender people and everyone else. (Note: These photos will make a lot more sense AFTER you listen to the episode!)
One of the hundreds of stickers worn by supporters of the bathroom bill at the senate hearing. This one was worn by one of the friendly “church ladies” who sat next to me.
Stickers, stickers everywhere!! (In the hallway outside the hearing room.)
My view as I sat i the senate gallery. I can’t get away from these %^*!!*@*# stickers!
The senator behind the bathroom bill. Because it would upset my mother, I’m not going to say what I actually think about this guy. You can probably guess.
The poster my daughter made to thank the Republican senator whose vote helped kill the bathroom bill. In case you can’t make out what my proud trans girl is saying, it’s this: “I’m trans and I’m going in the girls room.”
Senator Fain (center), a politician with principles (who knew, right? And a Republican!). His words in support of transgender rights blew me away.