Chris shares her thoughts about living in Indiana and the recent legislation on her blog: Transgender Hoosiers Are Not Second Class: An Open Letter to the Indiana Legislature
To Mike Pence and the Indiana Legislature:
I am a transgender Hoosier, and I am afraid. I am writing to you for your help.
I was born in Anderson in 1968, I went to high school in Lafayette, I graduated with an engineering degree from Purdue in 1990. I’ve lived, worked, owned homes, and paid taxes in Indiana for decades. I work for Indiana University as an IT specialist providing massive data storage to researchers.
I’ve been married for for almost 12 years, and I’ve helped raise a wonderful stepdaughter, who attends IUPUI. My family lives in Indiana, we have roots here.
I am part of this state.
I don’t deserve second-class treatment.
But that’s just what many bills up for vote are trying to do.