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You’ll fall in love with Chicago all over again when you watch this video of the city from a bird’s eye view. 

Thanks to Colin Hinkle for sharing.

Slipknot announce small tour with Hatebreed

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

Crossposting this everywhere because important.

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?

This 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.