Bathroom phobias trans and non-binary people think you should actually have
March 19, 2016 - Uncategorized
Video: Heather Dockray, Nadja Oertelt, Armand Valdes
It’s 2016 and Americans across age, gender and class can’t stop talking one thing — bathrooms.
In the Tennessee state legislature, a bill requiring trans students to use the gendered bathroom that corresponds with the sex on their birth certificate, is rapidly gaining speed. And it’s not alone. Forty four anti-trans bills are currently under consideration across 16 U.S. states, The Human Rights Council reports. Of those bills, 29 would specifically restrict transgender people’s access to the bathroom of their choice.
So Mashable brought five trans and non-binary people from New York City’s Anti-Violence Project (AVP), one of the city’s leading nonprofits dedicated to ending violence in LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, to discuss the bathroom hysteria sweeping the nation. Read more…