UK trans student verbally abused, shoved out of university restroom

(photo: leedsstudent.org)

(photo: leedsstudent.org)

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Two females in a restroom at the Student Union in UK’s Leeds University apparently grabbed a trans woman’s breasts then shoved her out while verbally abusing her. The university’s security was called and the issue resolved to the victim’s satisfaction.

A Student Union spokesperson said security explained to the two females of the university’s respect for transgender students’ needs and choices. According to a student newspaper, the two females then understood the error of their ways. The victim, Alexis, says ‘misgendering is something I expect, but grabbing my breasts and shoving me is completely unacceptable.’ However, Alexis did not wish further action taken against the two females.

—–

While this incident ended well, it could have easily gone the other way as in the case of a Maryland McDonald’s incident which a trans woman was brutally beaten by two female customers for using the female’s restroom. Captured on video, the beating resulted in one adult female getting sent to a lengthy prison term and a minor sent to juvenile hall.

Read about the McDonald’s beating here: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/19-year-old-attacker-sentenced-to-5-years-for-beating-transgender-woman-in-mcdonalds/

http://www.leedsstudent.org/2013-02-08/ls1/ls1-news/transgender-student-shoved-out-of-union-toilets

(photo: leedsstudent.org)

(photo: leedsstudent.org)

———–

You’re welcome to share this entire article!
Follow this topic on Lexie Cannes’ Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/lexiecannes
Support this site, get the transgender-themed feature film “Lexie Cannes“ DVD here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0963781332
The Guerrilla Angel Report is associated with Wipe Out Transphobia: http://www.wipeouttransphobia.com/



Categories: Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights, Transgender, Transsexual, Trans

Tags: , , , , ,

10 replies

  1. I think its completely stupid to speak or right about “females” in contrast to “transgender (women)” or “trans(woman)”. This is like verbally justifying exclusion and nonacceptance.

    She is a female like the two other girls to my point of view.

    The only difference between them was that they were genitalistic and she didn´t fit into their sheme. No reason for question her femaleness by calling her “trans”. Be more self-confident, boys & girls – then you will earn more respect…

  2. I know how I would react. It would not be meekly taking it. In the McDonald’s incident, as long as I wasn’t wearing clothing too restrictive, it would’ve been me giving a beating to those two idiots. That may have its own downside as the injustice in http://www.care2.com/causes/minneapolis-trans-woman-on-trial-for-self-defense-from-hate-crime.html shows.

  3. The Baltimore McDonald’s attack.

  4. Ignorant bigots are everywhere, even in England. I doubt if this could’ve had such a positive resolution ANY -where in the U.S.

  5. disgusting behaviour from a university as well!

  6. Amazed that I read about this here first – so much for our student newspaper in the UK! Good work Lexie – what would we do with out you!

Trackbacks

  1. Wipe Out Transphobia - Page 33 - Political Wrinkles

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,001 other followers

%d bloggers like this: