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Trans woman takes selfies in men’s toilets to protest bathroom ban law

Nick Duffy March 9, 2015
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A trans woman has started posting pictures of herself in men’s bathrooms – to highlight a law that bans her from using the women’s.

Trans woman takes selfies in men’s toilets to protest bathroom ban law
23-year-old Canadian woman Brae Carnes took to social media to protest, after a bill that would have protected the rights of trans women was altered to exclude “sex-specific” facilities like bathrooms.

Conservative Senator Donald Plett amended bill C-279, claiming it “allows for paedophiles to take advantage of legislation that we have in place”.

Trans woman takes selfies in men’s toilets to protest bathroom ban law
Ms Carnes has not taken the move lying down, however, and has posted a number of pictures next to urinals, calling out the politician.

She explained: “I’m giving them what they want.

“I’m actively showing them what it would look like if that became law and how completely ridiculous it is. It’s just not right.

Trans woman takes selfies in men’s toilets to protest bathroom ban law

“As a trans woman I’m not even safe from discrimination at the pub. What’s going to happen if I’m forced into a men’s change-room?”

She said of Plett’s claims: “I think [his amendment] is actually giving predators a chance and an opportunity.

“People think, ‘Why’s this girl in the washroom? She must be looking for a guy’.”

Trans woman takes selfies in men’s toilets to protest bathroom ban law

Related topics: Americas, bathroom, Canada, Canada, Law, Platt, toilet, Trans, Transgender

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