And On The Eighth Day…

…He made…

A transgendered woman who was told to use the men’s room at Loehmann’s has filed a complaint alleging discrimination by the discount retail chain.

Jane Galla, who describes herself as a regular Loehmann’s shopper, says in a complaint filed Dec. 1 with the city Commission on Human Rights and announced yesterday that she was denied access to the Chelsea store’s fitting rooms and rest rooms.

I felt humiliated when I was publicly told to use the men’s fitting room” in April, the woman said through a statement from the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. “I’ve been living as a woman for 3-1/2 years and can no longer use a men’s fitting room.

A commission official noted the city’s human rights law was amended in 2002 to cover individuals in a “gender identity class” but had no comment on the complaint.

I wonder if they figured men would be more welcoming seeing what appeared to be a woman among them than women would be by what appeared to be a man.

Jane is a woman. She should be allowed to use facilities designated for women. This is a no-brainer, but hidebound folks are gonna hidebound. Such is the way.

16 thoughts on “And On The Eighth Day…

  1. >mmm, perhaps she/he isn't that convincing if the store personnel could spot her that easily. Living as a woman is one thing, living convincingly as a woman is another. I believe in equality but when you put a "kick me" sign on your back and then complain that you've been kicked I say, "shut the F&#k up."


  2. >man with balls I hate to be the one to tell you, but look at that picture again . . . it's definitely a man.Rich, the room in question was the dressing room. In the interview the cat said he was standing there talking about makeup and the upcoming spring and summer lines with "another" lady when the clerk asked him why was he in there. Apparently there were two instances and in the other they out and out told him he needed to use the men's room which is interesting because I wasn't aware that Loehmann's had meanswear, but if it is like Simms with those communal dressing rooms I can sort of see his(her) point.


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