Apr. 29 - Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Bay Center
Apr. 30 - New Orleans, LA - Champions Square-Superdome
May 02 - Pelham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
May 05 - Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Coliseum
May 08 - Bloomington, IL - US Cellular Coliseum
May 10 - Cedar Rapids, IA - US Cellular Center
May 12 - Erie, PA - Erie Insurance Arena
May 13 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
May 16 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
Here’s the thing. I never updated my birth certificate as the
legal process for doing so was extremely unclear during the period where
I was updating my paperwork. Probably still is.
What this means
is that currently it is illegal for me to use the women’s room in any
public facility in North Carolina. To my understanding this includes
but is not limited to:
- rest stations - schools - colleges - courthouses - the DMV and any other state or local governmental office - (public transit) bus stations
Hell if I know how this matches up with the fact that all the
identification I carry with me on a daily basis identifies me as a
woman. What I do know is that this effectively bans trans people from
public spaces. We risk going to jail if we use the bathroom that is
appropriate to our gender presentation. We risk assault and jail if we
use the bathroom that the bill requires of us.
I know that this means if I were in NC I wouldn’t use the restroom unless I absolutely had to.
I also know that bills like this tend to become models for other states.
Oh and just to be clear?
means I can’t pee at the US Cellular center. That’s where the
Blueridge rollergirls play, and it’s where I skated in the WFTDA playoffs a few years ago.