Not too long ago I wrote about the situation with the Dallas Trans gal who had her gender marker changed.
There’s been developments in the situation, and some additional information.
To start with, she’s post op, and it was after her surgery that they did this.
She’s not an activist. She’s just a gal trying to live her life. Trying to fit in, get along, do what she can to be herself.
She gained the court order in 2006. So she’s four years post op.
She anonymous. For all I know, she could find the mere idea that I am writing about her situation to be terrible, because, as far as I know, she could think that I’m one of *those* people — a professional transsexual. You know, the one’s who never have surgery and get told they’ll never be woman enough.
Which, oddly enough, was the same thing some people said about her.
In any case, here’s the situation:
She started transition in 2003. The local activist who got the word out, Pamela Curry, has this to say:
Curry alleges that since the longtime employee began to transition from male to female in 2003, DART supervisors have told her she couldn’t have long hair, couldn’t wear skirts to work and couldn’t use women’s restrooms on the job. Lyons, the DART spokesman, has declined to comment on those allegations.
The judge is being somewhat evasive:
Contacted this week, Judge Cherry said she hadn’t read the Voice’s Feb. 19 article about the case and wasn’t immediately familiar with it because she presides over thousands of cases each year.
Cherry, a Democrat who’s considered an LGBT ally, received Stonewall Democrats’ Pink Pump Award last year for her support of the group.
After being provided with the case number, Cherry looked it up and said that for unknown reasons it’s still pending. Therefore, Cherry said she couldn’t comment.
Pressure is being brought to bear on DART by activists and bloggers.
Because what we have here is, as I noted last time, an employer deciding for *others* what an employee’s sex is going to be.
Thank you, to all of you, who are helping to make sure this situation is changed. Because if it can happen once, it will happen again.
And the next time, it could be you.