Transgender denied access to women’s restroom

KGW:  A transgender customer who identifies herself as a woman says she he is being discriminated against by some Hazel Dell (Washington) area bars because they won’t let her him use the women’s room.

Norma Ballhorn recently changed her his name from Norman, and is taking hormone therapy medications. But anatomically, Ballhorn remains a man.

The retired steelworker has filed a complaint with the Washington State Human Rights Commission, against Legends Food and Fun, and is considering filing complaints against two other establishments. “What they’re doing, by me not being able to use the ladies room, is discriminating against me,” said Ballhorn.

At Legends, server Sabrina Brenneise said they have no problem with Ballhorn’s transgender identity. “It’s the fact that she’s still a boy and she wants to go in the woman’s restroom and use the woman’s room with the stall opened, with her skirt hiked up and standing up, like a guy would, and that makes it kind of an issue,” Brenneise said.

Brenneise said Ballhorn became aggressively upset when told not to use the women’s room. Ballhorn denied standing up while using the restroom and of becoming aggressive, and said she he even tried to comply. “But I was not comfortable going into the men’s room because I don’t trust some of these guys in the bars, they get to drinking — they might think I look good and want to try something,” said Ballhorn.

An analyst with the Human Rights Commission said there is no specific state law regarding transgender individuals and restroom use, but the commission will look at broader freedom from discrimination laws as it investigates the case. Investigations can take from four months to a year to complete.

I worked at a place where a man (dressed as a man yet wearing makeup) used the women’s restroom – standing and facing the toilet.  I can say that as a woman I don’t want a penis in a public women’s restroom.  And I’m pretty sure moms with young girls don’t want men in there either. If a man is allowed to enter women’s restrooms dressed as women, how can we prevent pervs from dressing up as women to get their jollies?

DCG

15 responses to “Transgender denied access to women’s restroom

  1. What a disgusting freak.

    • The only thing he’d have to worry about in the Men’s Room is getting his butt kicked because he scared everybody in there.

  2. This dude is really afraid some man would think he looked good? holy shit do I need glasses

  3. “They might think I look good and want to try something” Oh Lord help me……..!

  4. Well, he/she should think about changing her/his last name too. It automatically screams MALE!

  5. “want to try something..” I’d bet my paycheck he/she won’t have to worry about that. You just can’t get that drunk.

  6. OMG! He looks like Freddy Krueger in drag! The stuff of nightmares.

    • No kidding, Dr. E! That thing is the stuff nightmares are made of. Picture that lurking in the back of your closet as you get ready for bed…..there’s so many kinds of wrong here……auuuugghh!

  7. Try something?? Like knocking some sense into him?? Too late.

  8. I agree with DCG. I would not want an adult male with a penis using a restroom for ladies. We have a separation for ladies and for men for a reason, as LTG pointed out at the end of her post. Really, it is that simple. Thank you LTG for bringing this to our attention.

  9. 1wanderingtruthseeker

    That would scare me no matter which bathroom he was in!

  10. LOL – If I ever write a dictionary, that will be the pic I will use to define the word FUGLY.

    -Dave

  11. baracks date for the prom… move over moochelle heres norma

  12. Norma Bee Ballhorn

    I am still surviving and am much stronger when this happened. And because of me some places have changed their policy.

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