April 17, 2013 | by Michael K. Lavers
Trans woman banned from Idaho supermarket
Lewiston, Idaho, gay news, Washington Blade

Lewiston, Idaho (Photo by Chuck Battles via Creative Commons)

LEWISTON, Idaho – A transgender woman faces trespassing charges after customers at a local grocery store complained she used the women’s restroom.

Reuters reported on April 12 that the manager of a Rosauers supermarket asked the Lewiston Police Department to charge Ally Robledo with misdemeanor trespass. Lewiston Police Capt. Roger Lanier told the newswire a security guard had “been dealing with a problem over a couple of days with the person going into the women’s restroom and urinating while standing up.”

Idaho CBS affiliate KBOI said Robledo received the no trespass order on April 8 shortly after she left the supermarket.

“I’m a female trapped in a man’s body,” she told Reuters. “It’s natural for me to go to the ladies’ room.”

Idaho’s non-discrimination laws do not include sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

1 Comment
  • Hell, ya gotta go, ya gotta go. Why is this country filled with uptight assholes concerned with where people go to the restroom? This is ridiculous.

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