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Trans Woman Responds to Bathroom Debate

Trans Woman Responds to Bathroom Debate

Kelly Lauren
Photo Courtesy of Kelly Lauren Facebook

The photo was posted in response to Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance being struck down.

Photo: Matthew Mills

In the aftermath of Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) being struck down, people from all over the country are expressing their anger. The bill would have protected people of numerous identities from discrimination, including transgender people.

While the debate on transgender rights wages in courtrooms across the country and comment sections across the Internet, a trans woman in Chicago has thrown her argument into the ring:

Houston, do you REALLY want me in the same restroom as your husband or boyfriend?

Posted by Kelly Lauren on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Kelly Lauren, a drag performer at Hydrate Nightclub in Chicago posted the photo in response to conservative arguments against HERO for allowing transgender people to use the public restrooms of their gender identity.

Lauren told The Huffington Post:

"I am 54 years old and have been performing for about 37 years as a drag entertainer. I am transgender... The picture was taken several months ago but I reposted it when all of this nonsense happened... All I have to say is that I would get in way more trouble in the men's room than I could ever possibly in the women's restroom because I am that kind of girl."

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