Monday, September 19, 2016

Tangled Up In A Web

A lesbian got snarled up in a web of hate.
Lesbian mistaken for man, questioned in restroom at L.A. concert venue
LGBTQ Nation
By Erin Rook
September 18, 2016

A lesbian woman says she was questioned by staff at L.A.’s Staples Center Wednesday after they mistook her for a man in the women’s restroom, PinkNews reports.

Mary Looper was attending a Carrie Underwood concert with her aunt when a female security officer stood outside her restroom stall, demanding proof of her gender. Looper, who is tall with close-cropped hair, took to Facebook to call out the venue.

“They literally just tried to escort me out of the women’s restroom at the [Staples Center],” she wrote that evening. “Shame on them.”

Loopers friends expressed shock that something like this could happen in Los Angeles. Some event wrote “reviews” of the Staples Center, expressing their distaste for the venue’s actions, and vowing never to return.
California has some of the most strongest non-discrimination laws in the nation and at this day in age for security officer to not know the law is criminal.

And she is not alone,
Grandmother files $5M suit after Florida jail puts her in an all-male cell
Fox News Latino
By Rebekah Sager
September 15, 2016

When Fiordaliza Pichardo, an attorney and city councilwoman from Bonao in the Dominican Republic, was detained at the Miami International Airport en route to see the birth of her first grandson on an old New York warrant, she never imagined she would end up in a Miami jail for 10 hours surrounded by at least 40 male inmates.

On Thursday Pichardo’s attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against the Miami-Dade Corrections Department seeking $5 million in damages and an effort to repair her reputation.

Despite the fact that Pichardo, 50, has been married to her husband for 32 years, has three children, and is also a grandmother, a nurse employed by Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, examined her and determined that she exhibited “non-traditional male characteristics and male reproductive organs,” and placed Pichardo in an all-male jail cell.

According to the suit, as a correctional officer was placing her in the cell, he said to her in Spanish, “Suerte si te veo viva manaƱa.” (You’ll be lucky if I see you alive tomorrow.”)
Since the first transgender inclusive non-discrimination law was passed in 1975 we never had a problem but now with all the hate that the Republican Party has stirred up these incidents are becoming common place. Lexie Cannes reports on her blog that so far there has been at least 8 reports of cis women being misgendered as male including the woman in Danbury Connecticut.

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