Transphobic bus rider gets schooled by trans woman

transphobia houston busLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Do I condone this? Absolutely not! Things tend to end badly for trans women when violence erupts. But without a doubt, most of us have wished to confront those who belittle us in front of a public audience. And on a Houston, Texas bus, a fed up trans woman did just that.

In this case, a few punches were thrown, but both sides backed away after the point being made was taken by the transphobic passenger. The unidentified trans woman claimed a small victory — something that’ll bring lasting satisfaction for many of us, even though we’ll never admit it publicly.

Video [Trigger warning]

Here’s another confrontation I wrote about that occurred in a New York City subway:

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5 replies

  1. I had a similar thing happen to me on a bus here in Ft. Myers, Florida. I was riding from “point A” to “point B”, minding my own business. This group of people got on and one of them started with, “Who wants to set next to the ‘he-she’, come on it won’t bite.” At first I ignored the comments, but this woman would not stop. Finally I had enough and I told her loud enough for all to here over the noise of the bus. “I have had to endure you now for a couple miles, I am old enough and smart enough to use words you won’t like. I can push your buttons and have you arrested for attacking me. Would you like me to do that? Now you set there and be quiet or your next stop WILL BE in jail.” She shut up and I made a stop at the Lee Tran offices and had her prohibited (trespassed) from riding on the busses for a year.

    • Good for you, Jenna. It’s nonsense that people can be so very rude and just expect others to take it. I applaud you.

    • I had a similer thing happen on a bus in Cambridge, MA. I had just gotten on and two girls sitting behind me started talking about me. One said “It’s a he.” and then the other said “It’s a he/she.” That was also that day was also the first time I got called the t word. Certainly wasn’t the last by any means.
      Probably like any other trans girl, I get ridiculed and harassed every day several times a day. I also get threatened with phisical violence. I count my blessings that the only time someone got phisical was last july, but I pretty much stay silent and look down and hope to god I don’t get killed or beaten up.


  3. every fucking asshole in the media talking about “boys who want to be girls” should be threaten like this.

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