THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Yup, witnesses say a group of Des Moines, Iowa Public Works employees harassed a trans woman during the department’s annual party at a bar. The bar manager believes the trans woman’s wig was ripped off her head to collect a $100 bet.
The trans woman did not press charges because she did not want to reveal her name. However, video from inside the bar triggered the city to start an investigation. Public Works Director Bill Stowe was stated as saying regardless of who is responsible, that type of behavior is “repulsive”.
Z’s Bar & Grill manager Sharon Pasutti: “It`s not a joke. It hurt her very deeply, humiliated her so I don`t think anyone has the right to do that to anybody . . .”
This is a great opportunity for a very public learning experience since they are employed by taxpayers (us)!
Contact the city manager of Des Moines: (515) 283-4141
Email the City of Des Moines: http://www.dmgov.org/InteractiveForms/Pages/default.aspx?FormName=Email%20the%20City%20of%20Des%20Moines
Contact the Mayor: Franklin Cownie:
- City Hall Phone: (515) 283-4944
- Home Phone: (515) 255-3644
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ignorance is alive and well and this is just another example. This is blatant…you dont hear about the subtle ways we are harrassed.
Exactly. Nobody would think of ripping a wig off a cis woman, would they? It is truly sad commentary that a trans person considered open season for fun and games by many.
Sounds as though the city of Des Moines, particularly their employees, is in need of some education and enlightenment about transgender issues. I’d be delighted to help.