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.
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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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