Skip to comments.Be careful, ladies – it's his bathroom, too
Posted on 10/28/2006 8:57:05 PM PDT by Dan Evans
New York OKs crossdressers to use facilities of their choice.
If you happen to be passing through Grand Central Station and nature calls, you just might want to hold it until you get home, because, this week, officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority decided that transgendered people have the right to use the bathroom men's or women's of their choice on New York's subway system.
Helena Stone: "I'm a 24-hour woman."
The agreement was reached following a lawsuit filed by Helena Stone formerly known as Henry McGuinness who was arrested twice in 2005 and once earlier this year for disorderly conduct after using the women's restroom at Grand Central Station.
Stone, 70, who is a telephone technician for Verizon, worked regularly at the transit facility when the arrests happened.
A police officer allegedly called Stone "a freak, a weirdo and the ugliest woman in the world" and warned, "If I ever see you in the women's bathroom, I'm going to arrest you."
Stone, who claimed to be forced to use a cup after the arrests instead of a bathroom, filed a complaint with New York City's Human Rights Commission and became a cause célèbre with the sexual-minority community in the city.
"That's the only bathroom I use," Stone told a rally. "That's who I am."
The agreement reached by MTA is similar to a policy instituted by the Human Rights Commission for government and other public bathrooms in the city. MTA will pay Stone $2,000 in damages for legal fees, according to the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, which handled the case. MTA also agreed to conduct transgender-sensitivity training for employees.
"I'm thrilled with it," Stone said of the agreement.
Not all transit riders shared Stone's enthusiasm, however.
"I would not like that," Gloria David, a retiree from Connecticut told the New York Daily News. "I have nothing against 'gay' men or drag queens, but they can use the men's room. I just don't want to go to the bathroom next to a man."
Concern was expressed by another rider that sexual predators could now dress as women and lurk in women's restrooms.
For Rena Gantz, a 23-year-old college student, the settlement was a non-issue.
"It doesn't bother me because it is a reality," she said. "If they believe they are women, they should be treated as one."
And that suits Stone just fine.
"I'm a 24-hour woman," Stone declared. "I just feel like a woman and I like to wear women's clothes."
Good thread for a joke I read yesterday:
A cabbie picks up a nun. She gets into the cab, and notices that the very handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her. She asks him why he is staring.
He replies: "I have a question to ask you, but I don't want to offend you"
She answers, "My son, you cannot offend me. When you're as old as I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I'm sure that there's nothing you could say or ask that I would find offensive."
He replies "Well, I've always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me."
She responds, "Well, let's see what we can do about that: No.1, you have to be single and No. 2, you must be Catholic."
The cab driver is very excited and says, "Yes, I'm single and Catholic!"
"OK" the nun says "Pull into the next alley."
The nun fulfills the cab driver's fantasy with a kiss that would make a hooker blush. But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying.
"My dear child," said the nun, why are you crying?"
He replies "Forgive me but I have sinned. I lied and I must confess, I'm married and I'm Jewish."
The nun says, "That's OK. My name is Kevin and I'm going to a Halloween party."
Maybe I've seen too many of these forensic type shows (since they're the only thing on the regular networks these days), but ...
What happens when one of these trannies commits a crime and they look to DNA evidence? They're no longer the same "gender" as their DNA would indicate. Who do we allow this as a society?
There we go, the product of Marxist indoctrination is just fine with the new perversions. What a wonderful nation my kids will inherit.
It doesn't say he's "trans-gendered". He's a man. In other words, this creep "feels like a woman" so that gives him the right to enter the girls room.
I can't imagine things are all that different in New York. I think the big problem in this case is how unladylike this particular trans is. I can't help but wonder if there's more to the case.....like the trans was crossing the behavior line while in the women's room.
That's disgusting.. why does everyone have to cater to perverts delusions? He's a man, not a woman. A DNA test would be able to prove that right away. Public restrooms are their sex hangouts.
That is exactly right. They always blindside us and then it is too late. Only fascism will cure it now.
Hey, if I dress like a doctor can I get into an operating room? I don't care if someone wants to play dress-up, legally, your gender should be the one you were born as.
Wanting to be referred to as a woman because you dress like one is like wanting to be called doctor because you're wearing scrubs and a stethescope.