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

Nick Duffy March 9, 2015

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.


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”.


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.

“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’.”

More: Americas, bathroom, Canada, Canada, Law, Platt, toilet, Trans, Transgender

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