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Joni Christian

Joni Christian is an auto worker and transgender rights activist who fought for and won better working conditions at General Motors. While undergoing hormonal therapy in preparation for gender confirmation therapy, Christian was bullied by coworkers who petitioned to keep her out of GM’s women’s restrooms. With the support of her union, United Auto Workers, she won a settlement and improved working conditions at GM. Since retiring in 1999, she has remained active in trans causes.

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