Caitlyn Jenner has hit out at new laws in the US which target the rights of trans people to use a bathroom acceptable to their gender identity.
Jenner took to her site to say the new law in North Carolina, HB2, could lead to “abuse, aggressive and confrontational behaviour.” “I’ve spent a great deal of time thinking about what variety of message these harmful payments send, specially to transgender youth growing up in these states,” wrote Jenner in a prolonged site publish. She continued: “We all want security and privacy in public bathrooms. But these anti-LGBT bills, like the ones in North Carolina and Mississippi, in fact make us less protected, not more protected.” Including: “They open the door to abuse, aggressive and confrontational conduct in bathrooms, and motivate strangers to demand that girls and ladies prove that they are truly female in buy to use the restroom. No a single desires that.” Jenner went on to urge followers to “listen to the stories of actual transgender individuals who live near you”. “We have presently witnessed the distinction it helps make!”
she wrote. “In South Dakota, a group of incredibly brave trans youth shared their stories with Governor Dennis Daugaard, and he vetoed a bad bill that targeted trans folks.” Hundreds of business leaders have urged the repeal of North Carolina’s HB2, and several celebrities have pulled out of appearances, such as Ringo Starr and, Bruce Springsteen.
Springsteen was even accused of using “bully tactics” for cancelling the concert by one of the state’s Representatives. But dozens of celebrities and hundreds of fans came to the defence of Springsteen, commending him for taking a stand. Other individuals this kind of as Mumford and Sons and Cyndi Lauper have explained they will seem but that they will donate their earnings to LGBT rights organisations.
Mississippi also faces related threats as Bryan Adams and Sharon Stone have pulled out of appearances there.