Mari is the transgender issues correspondent for The Advocate. She is an accomplished writer, educator, and scientist. Her essays on queer and trans topics have appeared in nearly a dozen other publications. She hails from Michigan, where she is graduate student in Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education and LGBTQ Studies.
The board approved a set of recommendations for K-12 schools that advocate for transgender students to have access to facilities comporting with their gender identity and for schools to protect their privacy.
Bea Sullivan-Knopf, a performance artist who uses nudity to confront discomfort with trans bodies, is suing the city of Chicago to overturn an ordinance that bans exposed female breasts in establishments that serve alcohol.