Eryn Brown, a Richmond transgender woman, was told she couldn’t use the women’s bathroom at the McDonald’s near Broad and Belvedere over the weekend, and she staged a protest out front of the building to let folks know what struggles she faced.
“They would either stop me at the door or just before I got to the door,” Brown told WRIC-CBS 6. “They told me that I wasn’t to use the women’s bathroom, I’m to use the men’s.”
There is no law protecting or requiring equal treatment for transgender people here in VA, and Brown said this is an issue trans people face often.
“That’s something that all transwomen face,” she said. “Violence and possibly getting raped.”
2014 was the first time Colombia made it into the World cup in 16 years, so this year was a pretty huge deal. Football/soccer, as it is known to do, has played a role in creating peace in the civil war-torn nation, and now some sexual minority folks hope to translate the message of peace [...]