Changing one’s sex marker on a driver’s license once involved hours of legal research, doctor’s appointments, paperwork, and the humiliating experience of working with often judgmental government officials. Now, these struggles been significantly alleviated with a new Michigan law. This new legislation enables residents to change one’s sex marker on a driver’s license with a single form and all of nine dollars. In an exciting development for the transgender community, Michigan residents can now update their sex marker at the Secretary of State with comparative ease.
On December 10, in the basement of the Duderstadt Library, the College of Engineering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Advisory Board hosted EnginTalks: Gender Identity Monologues. The event featured four monologues focused on aspects of gender identity from both students and professors interspersed in a presentation by Spectrum Center president Will Sherry.