Chase Gets Her Drivers License

Chase Culpepper, a transgender teen from South Carolina, finally got a new driver's license photo after winning a federal lawsuit that allows her to wear makeup.

Due to my housing drama that blew up in mid to late June and July, I missed some of these trans themed stories that occurred during that time period.

One of the stories that had a happy ending was of South Carolina trans teen Chase Culpepper.  You’ll recall that Culpepper ran into a transphobic DMV employee in the Anderson. SC office that forced her to take off the makeup she was wearing for her license photo back in March 2014.  

She won a federal lawsuit that not only allowed her to take that license photo that more accurately reflects who she is, but changed DMV policy.

Chase Culpepper, a transgender teen from South Carolina, finally got a new driver's license photo after winning a federal lawsuit that allows her to wear makeup.

Culpepper also received an apology from the South Carolina DMV for the unnecessary transphobic drama they took her through.

She finally got the opportunity to take that correct license photo, and WYFF-TV news cameras were there to watch what transpired.

Happy for Chase.  It’s also an example of our trans younglings showing us trans elders by example that they are not only won’t back down in the face of transphobic discrimination, but will fight it tooth and nail.

Gotta love her for that.

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