How transgender and nonbinary Californians could benefit from IDs with their gender identity

Jo Michael of Equality California, who identifies as transgender and nonbinary, said identification that reflects their gender identity will allow transgender people to more fully participate in society.
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Jo Michael of Equality California, who identifies as transgender and nonbinary, said identification that reflects their gender identity will allow transgender people to more fully participate in society.
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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