Wednesday, April 27, 2011

San Diegan speaks in Texas on transgender issues; Dallas County votes to add rights

Editor’s note: Chris Tina Bruce recently relocated to San Diego after living for years in the Dallas area. She spoke Tuesday before the Dallas County Commissioners Court, which later voted 3-2 along party lines to add transgender protections to the county’s employment nondiscrimination policy. This is her speech.

Hello, my name is Chris Tina Bruce and I use to reside in Frisco, Texas. Now I reside in San Diego, Calif.

Being transgender is one of my unique characteristics as a person although it does not define who I am. I am a proud parent of two amazing children, a small-business owner, private pilot, bodybuilder, spokesperson and fitness consultant. These are the things that define me.