Archive | August 2013

Transgender Woman Harassed in Edinburgh

There are so many stories of queer people being harassed on a daily basis that I cannot catalogue them all. I wish I could, but I am the only person who (poorly) maintains this blog. So apologies for this being my first signal-boosting post.

A friend of mine named River was barred from using the women’s toilets in the St James Centre, an Edinburgh shopping centre, by one of the security guards. She was also harassed by the security guard and humiliated into leaving the building. The wording in the article pertaining to trans* people is dreadful but I’m glad it’s getting any coverage at all. It’s rare for newspapers to care.

River receives transphobic abuse on a daily basis and the police have continuously failed to take her seriously. She has little hope for them treating this as seriously as it should be. If you can, please make people aware of this. Edinburgh people, I would also encourage you to join me in boycotting the St James Centre.