Out an proud transgender woman, been out 25 years. Activist and agitator, with political aspirations. Am currently the first openly-transgender elected Precinct Chair in the history of Wake County, North Carolina - and the first openly-trans person in the history of the State of North Carolina to publicly declare candidacy for the State Legislature.
As it is, there are three Democrats in Gray’s Ellis' primary, including Gray himself. I also have a primary challenger — one who ran for this seat in 2014 and lost...when it was configured more in a way that favored the Republicans. So now it is on like Donkey Kong!! North Carolina has TWO openly-trans candidates for state Senate.
I dream of a state in which all voices are heard, not just those of the rich, powerful and connected. A government that works for ALL of its citizens, not just the few who can afford to hire lobbyists. I dream of educational excellence and economic opportunity...I dream of a state we can all be proud to say is our home.
People have asked me why I am running. I am running because every day you endure injustice is the longest day of your life. I am running because I want to be in a position to correct these injustices.
We will likely not get a ruling on Aimee Stephens’s case until at least March 2020. Meanwhile, we transgender sit and wait. And we wonder. And we worry. Will the highest court in the land of the free...finally rule that we are full humans? Or will they relegate us to permanent second-class status?
Nearly two and a half centuries ago, this nation was formed...when colonists became angry at taxation without representation. Yet, as a transgender woman, I am not represented...yet still taxed.
In a nation that lectures other nations around the world about human rights violations, it is almost laughable that MY basic rights and dignity should even be a subject for debate!
A new proposed agreement filed in federal court on Friday would make clear that transgender people can use restrooms and other public facilities that align with their gender identity, but Republican state legislative leaders continue to oppose it.
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