These Incidents Caught On Video Show The Reality Of The Battle Over Bathroom And Gender

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04.30.16 14 Comments

A video from 2015 showing a lesbian woman without ID being forcibly removed from a bathroom for not looking feminine enough is gaining steam online in the wake of North Carolina’s HB2 and other “bathroom bills” throughout the country.

In the video, the woman is questioned about her presence in a bathroom by three police officers. The video starts with interaction between the officers and the woman already in progress, with the woman repeatedly asserting that she is in fact female.

“She. She has no I.D.,” she said, correcting cop who was explaining the situation to a fellow officer. “And I’m in the bathroom. I’m a f*cking female. Do I have to tell you again?”

The officer she’s addressing asks if she has any I.D., when she says “no” the cops force her out of the bathroom, over the shouts of several people in the room that she is a female.

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