LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — “I was in total shock” said trans woman Charin Davenport after being recognized by Delta College as a Pioneer for Women. Davenport, who is an adjunct English professor at the Bay City, Michigan college, had no idea of her nomination.
The college’s English Division Chair, Denise Hill, put forth Davenport’s name for the honor. Hill in the Delta Collegiate: “She has done things that literally – in our society – put her in danger. People know who and what she is. Sometimes you have to give your address to speak at forums. It takes a lot of courage and passion.”
In the past year Davenport deftly served as the area’s trans community media point person when the national media spotlight came to the state on several trans-related matters. She serves or advises several activist boards, and regularly speaks on behalf of the trans community at state and local level forums and civic meetings.
Davenport said in the Delta Collegiate she never dreamed of being welcomed into a group of influential and respected women at the college: “I was welcomed into a space by others that is something I’d never ask to be included in. I’m one of them and they said so.”
Congrats and thumbs way up to Charin!
My previous article about Charin Davenport: https://lexiecannes.com/2014/02/24/michigan-countys-pro-translgbt-equality-ordinance-faces-tough-final-vote/
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Categories: Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights, Transgender, Transsexual, Trans
Congrats. Enjoy the honor.