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ICYMI: Urban Outfitters Refused To Let This Transgender Customer Use Their Preferred Fitting Room!

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This is so upsetting.

ICYMI, a transgender customer was not allowed to use their preferred fitting room at Urban Outfitters during a recent visit.

Earlier this week, Nicholas Gorham penned a powerful essay for Mic, detailing the disappointing discrimination they faced when attempting to try on some clothes at the fashion chain.

Related: Michelle Rodriguez Responds To Criticism Over Her Transgender Role

The actor explained that, while they may physically appear to look like a cisgender male — because they haven't taken hormones, undergone facial electrolysis, and don't have breasts — they are, in fact, transgender, writing:

"I wear basically all women's clothing, makeup, and hairdos and I identify as a gender-fluid trans person. I feel completely free in identifying as trans, though I'm conscious of the fact that others may not see me as such right away."

But, when the New York resident attempted to explain this to an employee at one of Urban's Los Angeles locations, they were pretty much ignored because of "policy" regulations.

While shopping with their gal pal, Tamara, the friends headed towards the women's changing area to try on their finds. The performer explained:

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Michelle Rodriguez Responds To Controversy Over 'Edgy' Transgender Assassin Movie — And Talks Wearing A 'Mangina'!

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Michelle Rodriguez's new movie (Re) Assignment is already getting heat from critics who are labeling the film as transphobic.

But the actress defended the "crazy B movie" in a new Instagram post, letting fans know that the film has major balls!

On Wednesday, the Fast 8 actress shared a picture of her in mid-movie-transition, in which she discussed the "fake hairy 'mangina'" she had to wear while playing a male assassin who undergoes sexual reassignment surgery against his will!

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Even under all those fake male prosthetics, the 38-year-old admitted she "never felt more like a woman than when I played a man." Good to know!

Rodriguez also talked about risk she took by filming the "culture shock pic" at a time when the industry is "running low on edgy creativity," writing in the caption:

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Transgender Actress Jen Richards Will Appear In The Upcoming Season Of Nashville!

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It's about time!

On Tuesday, word broke out that transgender actress Jen Richards has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming fifth season of Nashville on CMT!

Related: Nashville Gets A CMT Premiere Date!

Richards will play Allyson Del Lago, a physical therapist who assists one of the series regulars. This is CMT's first transgender character, and the first time they will feature an openly transgender actor.

Jen will share screen time with returning cast members Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, and Charles Esten.

If you think you've seen the actress/writer/producer before, you have! Not only did she appear on Caitlyn Jenner's now-cancelled reality TV show I Am Cait, she made headlines when she criticized Mark Ruffalo's film Anything for having a cisgender actor (Matt Bomer) play someone trans.

Season five of Nashville begins January 5.

We are so proud of Jen, and we can't wait to see more trans visibility on television!

[Image via CMT.]

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Alexis Arquette's Ex Opens Up About The Actress' Private Life — Reveals What An 'Incredible Painter' The Activist Was!

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There is no question that Alexis Arquette will be missed!

While most of the world knew The Wedding Singer star for her outgoing film roles or her glammed up appearance, it seems the real Alexis was A LOT more than just an extroverted celebrity. For a candid chat with People, Arquette's former boyfriend Ryan Black reflected on the transgender activist's life and untimely death.

Related: Boy George Pays Concert Tribute To Alexis

As you may recall, Ryan and Alexis dated back in 1999 and remained friends for years after their split. On what the Blended actress was like when not surrounded by cameras, Black shared:

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Boy George Pays Concert Tribute To Sister Alexis Arquette With His Own Version Of That Iconic Wedding Singer Scene!

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What a touching tribute.

As you've surely heard by now, actress Alexis Arquette succumbed to an unknown illness on Sunday morning at the young age of 47.

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While we've already seen what his friends and family had to say about his tragic passing, Boy George took his memorial for the transgender icon a step further on Sunday night.

He wrote:

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Actress And Transgender Activist Alexis Arquette Dead At 47

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This is so sad and unexpected.

Alexis Arquette, a well-known transgender actress and activist noted primarily for her memorable performance in The Wedding Singer, has died. She was just 47 years old.

Related: More Alexis Arquette News

In a post to his Facebook page on Sunday morning, Alexis' brother Richmond shared the news first, writing:

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