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This trans woman took the perfect selfie in a North Carolina women’s bathroom

Joseph McCormick April 23, 2016

A trans woman has taken a risk in order to prove a point about being able to use a gender-appropriate bathroom in North Carolina.

North Carolina recently passed HB2, a highly controversial bill which limits the right of trans people to use a gender-appropriate bathroom, as well as stopping local authorities from passing pro-LGBT legislation.

Sarah McBride, 25, took the selfie and posted it to her Instagram account.

In the post she wrote:

Here I am using a women’s restroom in North Carolina that I’m technically barred from being in.
They say I’m a pervert.
They say I’m a man dressed as a woman.
They say I’m a threat to their children.
They say I’m confused.
They say I’m dangerous.
And they say accepting me as the person I have fought my life to be seen as reflects the downfall of a once great nation.

McBride, who works at the Center for American Progress, later wrote: “I’m just a person. We are all just people. Trying to pee in peace. Trying to live our lives as fully and authentically as possible.”

The post on McBride’s page has been widely shared since it was posted earlier this week, with more than 17,00 shares.

She ended the post just by saying: “Stop this. We are good people. #repealHB2.”

Hundreds of business leaders have urged the repeal of North Carolina’s HB2, and multiple celebrities have pulled out of appearances, including Ringo Starr and, Bruce Springsteen.

Springsteen was even accused of using “bully tactics” for cancelling the concert by one of the state’s Representatives.

But dozens of celebrities and hundreds of fans came to the defence of Springsteen, commending him for taking a stand.

Others such as Mumford and Sons and Cyndi Lauper have said they will appear but that they will donate their profits to LGBT rights organisations.

Mississippi also faces similar threats as Bryan Adams and Sharon Stone have pulled out of appearances there.

More: bathroom, bathroom bill, caitlyn jenner, Trans, US

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