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Bathroom Bills, Selfies, and the Erasure of Nonbinary Trans People
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Bathroom Bills, Selfies, and the Erasure of Nonbinary Trans People

Author Ashe McGovern argues that rather than reinforcing the harmful attitudes behind North Carolina's H.B. 2, activists should counter the idea that any person can be policed for being in the wrong bathroom.

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  • Ashe McGovern

As a nonbinary trans person who identifies and presents neither as a man nor a woman, I rarely feel comfortable using gendered bathrooms.

Most days, entering a bathroom means experiencing discomfort because of disapproving, confused looks and comments. But it also brings up memories of when I’ve been physically threatened and attacked because someone believes I’m in the “wrong bathroom.”

 

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Ashe McGovern

Policy Analyst