This trans woman expertly shut down questions about which bathroom she should use

Joseph McCormick November 7, 2015
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A trans woman from Illinois has amazingly shut down any possible debate about which bathroom she should be using.

Kelly Lauren, who has performed as a drag star for almost four decades, posted an amazing picture to Facebook after Houston voters decided not to protect LGBT people.

Voters in Houston this week struck down a law which would have protected LGBT people.


The law would have protected trans people who want to use the bathroom appropriate to their gender identity.

She posted the photo alongside the caption: “Houston, do you REALLY want me in the same restroom as your husband or boyfriend?”

“I am 54 years old and have been performing for about 37 years as a drag entertainer,” Lauren told The Huffington Post.

“I am transgender… The picture was taken several months ago but I reposted it when all of this nonsense happened… All I have to say is that I would get in way more trouble in the men’s room than I could ever possibly in the women’s restroom because I am THAT kind of girl! [laughs]”

The Texas city has faced a protracted battle over the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which was the only legislation providing for basic protections for LGBT workers in the city given the lack of state or federal protections.

Following a prolonged scaremongering campaign, Houston voters opted to repeal the law  this week – with 61% voting to scrap the law.

Related topics: bathroom, Houston, Trans, US

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