Charin Davenport is a trans* activist for human rights and equality. Char spoke at nearly every pubic meeting in support of Human Rights Policies and Ordinances in Bay County and City of Saginaw. She put a human face to transgender issues and has become a fierce advocate for TLGB equality. As an English instructor, Ms. Davenport shares her story with her students and colleagues at Delta College and SVSU. She is a Board Member and Communications Director for Transgender Michigan, and Advisor to the Perceptions Board of Trustees. She writes for several blogs, as well as the Perceptions newsletter. Char works closely with several organizations, including Equality Michigan, the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Education, and the ACLU.