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Dain Drive is official

by BAR staff

Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter  

Emeryville Mayor Dianne Martinez, left with dog Chloe, and gay City Councilman John Bauters, with dog Reyna, stand next to the newly installed street sign at 47th Street and San Pablo Avenue in Emeryville March 22 honoring the late trans gym teacher Steve Dain. The City Council approved the street renaming after the school board in 2018 declined to name the high school gym in Dain's memory. Dain was fired by the school district in 1976 after he received gender confirmation surgery. He won a small judgment following his legal case and died in 2007. Earlier this month the school board issued an official apology for the district's action at the time.

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