For all of the fear mongering about what may happen if transgender men and women are allowed to use the bathroom of their desired gender identity, it's fast becoming a reality that the folks everyone should fear are those who are trying to protect us from this non-important reality.
First we have all of these crazy people going into Target stores scaring customers with their unsolicited and very loud John the Baptist on crack sermons.
And now this:
D.C. Police have charged a security guard at a Giant grocery store with simple assault after sources say she had a confrontation with a transgender woman who was trying to use the women's restroom.
The guard, who has not been identified, is a special police officer at a Giant store near Third and H streets in northeast D.C.Police confirmed they had arrested her there earlier today for a confrontation in the store, though they did not reveal details of the arrest. News4 spoke with Ebony Belcher, the transgender woman who said she was assaulted by the officer. Belcher, 32, said the woman came into the restroom and told her to get out. She said the officer put her hand on her shoulder and arm, grabbed her and tried to march her out of the store.Belcher said she suffers from Parkinson's disease and almost fell while the officer was shoving her.
I'm sure we will be hearing more details about this and the story could change. But for now, go to the link of the article and view the transgender woman in the middle of the controversy. Then ask yourself something.
Does she look anywhere near a 6-foot, 5-inch, 250-pound man that the religious right semantically conjures up when they malign our transgender sisters?
It seems to me that America doesn't need to be protected from transgender men and women using public restrooms. We need to be protected from the folks who obsess about transgender men and women using public restrooms.