A Colorado Springs man recently entered a Target store to make an obvious point about Target’s recently announced national bathroom policy. He put on a long blonde wig, wore a skirt, and entered a ladies bathroom. He wasn’t stopped from entering.
And The Colorado Springs Gazette interviewed him from inside the women’s bathroom.
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The Gazette points to 2013, when a parents of a boy who wanted to dress and identify like a girl, sued Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 for discrimination against their son from being prevented from using the little girls’ bathrooms. The School District lost, and since then transgender initiatives have expanded in Colorado for less than one half of one percent of the entire population of the U.S.
A spokesperson for Inside/Out Youth Services, a Colorado Springs LGTBIQ nonprofit, told the Gazette, “The bathroom issue is really just about ‘I need to pee. But there’s a part of the community and our society that’s decided it has to be more than that.”
Joseph Martone Jr., of Colorado Springs, agrees. He stated the obvious:
“Anyone can dress up like I have today and easily access the women’s bathroom. It’s not right. They’re making it easy for someone to spy on a woman or child using the restroom.”
Martone added that this isn’t about bathrooms or the homosexual or transgender community. “It’s about abuse. This is the kind of world we live in today where people will abuse every freedom possible.”
After his protest in drag, Martone cut up his Target credit card and said he would no longer be shopping there.