Before you cheap shot me and say "Cyrsti-you always have been dizzy" - let me explain.
On certain days and in certain weeks, it seems there is almost a daily give and take of transgender rights being given in one place and then taken away in another.
Bobbie (one of our Cyrsti's Condo readers) keeps me pretty much up to date and in fact passed the Obama story along yesterday. Bobbie is Canadian by trade and sent me a couple encouraging stories of improving transgender rights in Vancouver and Alberta. She said the province of Alberta quite possibly is the most conservative of all the Canadian Provinces. Don't worry, if I get any of this wrong she will deservedly correct me!
Then, right in the middle of all the warm and fuzzies- comes this totally ignorant story from South Carolina. Right now I can hear some of you saying "Damn Cyrsti, what do you expect-it's South Carolina. I don't like to play that game because more than a few think that about the citizen's of Ohio.
At any rate, here's what happened: "A South Carolina teen who wears androgynous or feminine clothing says he was prevented from wearing makeup in his driver’s license photo. Chase Culpepper, (above) who identifies as gender nonconforming but uses a male name and pronouns, had already passed his driver’s test and went March 3 to the Anderson Department of Motor Vehicle to obtain his driver’s license. But DMV officials told the 16-year-old to take off his makeup for the picture, because they said he did not look how a boy should."