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A Plea for Awareness, not Segregation (the public restroom debate)

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Conservatives want to bring about a new era of segregation by either forcing trans people to use separate public restrooms/facilities or degrading us into using facilities opposite our true gender. If this upsets you as much as it does me, speak up! Write/email/tweet/msg your local and state legislators, and spread the word...   http://goo.gl/TVIIq4

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Dear Christi,

I'm delighted to be the first to welcome you to TGGuide.  Just now I took a look at your website and I'm very glad you've joined our group.  We have a very nice variety of people here, both FTM and MTF, those who intend to or have transitioned to those who have no intentions and/or are exploring their persistent gender feelings and concerns - which I'm sure we're all too familiar with.  I'd add an exclamation point there but, frankly, it's not funny or humorous - it just is what it is.  

We're a loving, caring, and accepting group and I hope to hear your voice more in the forums and elsewhere.

Hugs,

Emma

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Hiya Christie. I Am Stephanie. Welcome to TGGuide. I Am a 54 Year-Old Male-to-Female Transitioning Transsexual. I Am Fully; Full-Time; Female-Dresse . And Living. I Am also Registered Disabled, with Mobility Problem's, and I have been so for Many, Many, Year's. The Restroom Debate. Well I Am able to use Disabled Restroom's, but, otherwise I use Female Restroom's. I will Not use Male Restroom's, any more ! Christie, the more acceptance that there is for the " Transsexual/Transgender/Transvestite/Cross-Dresser " Communities, the Better. Christie, I hope to Speak with You, regularly on TGGuide. Good Health, Good Luck, Take Care, And My Very Best Wishes, Stephanie. 

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The bathroom thing gets to me too.  I know many places do not offer gender nuetral bathrooms and that is hard as I do not always present female.  This makes it really uncomfortable to use MEN's rooms.  I would love to see more awareness and more understanding about the bathroom issue.  Thanks for this post.

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It doesn't affect me much personally, but I totally agree with you and wish that all bathrooms were gender neutral. Another approach along those lines might be to have small, individual/private bathrooms with no male/female specificity. Actually, that's what I'd like. Why do bathrooms have to be public/shared anyway?

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I personally feel that people's insistence on bathrooms matching genitals is weird and wonder if they all have some sort of weird bathroom feelings I don't.  Let people pee where they are comfortable for goodness sakes.  They all have stalls with locking doors, we all have a bit of privacy in there.  No one cares what anyone is doing in the next stall really.  I think the vast majority of us are trying to desperately not notice at all that there is anyone else in there with us in the first place!  I don't care whose using what bathroom as long as they are leaving me in peace to do what I need to and get the heck out.  Oh, and there needs to be toilet paper.  I must be insistent on that point.

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I am a volunteer for Equality Virginia . Tuesday , February 9th , I and a small delegation got the attention of a few KEY Delegates who in turn , blocked the combination of Senators Cole and Marshall who wanted FINES and jail for any trans person using a public restroom in Virginia

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great work, congratulations, and thank you on behalf of everyone, trans or otherwise, to work against and help stop any such kind of draconian, repressive, narrow minded legislation.

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I don't care where you fall on the Sex and Gender rainbow . hastily drawn bills designed to segregate or excude any group have a way of reaching VERY UNINTENDED groups after awhile ..............................................

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That's very true, Ellen. Unfortunately many people don't consider this.

 

 

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Thanks for your efforts!  I am soooo glad to have moved to DC...

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Christine , I actually tried living in the district . Finding a parking place within 15 blocks was a rarity after working a 12 hr shift . trash everywhere ,crime , transient people , the traffic on the beltway , nope , I'll let you have the whole place

 

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Christine , I actually tried living in the district . Finding a parking place within 15 blocks was a rarity after working a 12 hr shift . trash everywhere ,crime , transient people , the traffic on the beltway , nope , I'll let you have the whole place

 

​Yeah, parts of the city are rough.  I stick to NW and the Dupont area (and Freddies in Crystal City) as best I can.

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Ellen, what a beautiful picture of you in Washington, D.C.!

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Monica , the building in the back is the Capital of Virginia . Thomas Jefferson did indeed design the original building and wings were added later . Each wing houses either the Senate or the House of delegates . I'll get in fer a tour when ya get into "Dodge ".....................

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Ellen, please accept my apology for my error.  Have the highest regard for Thamoas Jefferson!

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Monica , as I said , I'll get ya a tour if ya get down here . I'll contact Senator Chase .................

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