Skip to comments.Another transgender student claims discrimination over bathroom, locker room use
Posted on 09/17/2013 7:01:09 AM PDT by markomalley
Its back-to-school time across America and you know what that means: a fresh supply of stories about transgender students demanding special treatmentparticularly when it comes to bathrooms and locker rooms.
The latest spat involves an expelled transgender student at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown who has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the school violated her civil rights by preventing her from using mens locker rooms and restrooms, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
The student, Seamus Johnston, was born female but identifies as a male. Johnston has undergone several months of hormone treatment recently.
The lawsuit was filed Monday. The suit claims that the school violated federal anti-discrimination laws. Johnston is representing herself.
A Pitt spokesman told the Tribune-Review that the school plans to defend the legal challenge vigorously.
The events leading up to the lawsuit are nothing if not interesting.
Johnston was expelled from Pitt-Johnstown for repeatedly using the mens locker room despite the schools order that she not do so, explains the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Johnston, 22, and her partner, Katherine Anne McCloskey, 56, filmed an attempted (and failed) series of citizens arrests at the Pitt-Johnstown campus. McCloskey did the arresting. Johnston filmed the events. (The antics can be seen at the end of a collection of clips from WPXI on YouTube.)
We believe that you are a female and that your campus ID indicates you are a female, an unidentified staffer firmly explains after he was accosted by the couple. Your application form indicates you are a female. You went into a mens locker room. You are not permitted to do that.
Later, the FBI focused on Johnston and McCloskey during an investigation of some bomb threats made at the main Pitt in Pittsburgh. The FBI questioned the couple in 2012. There was also a federal grand jury that threatened at times to dissolve into a circus.
In May, Johnston pleaded guilty to charges in county criminal court of trespassing and disorderly conduct related to the mens locker room fracas. The sentence was 90-days probation.
The Post-Gazette notes that Johnston declared in a prior complaint with the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations that the Social Security Administration found her disabled for a variety of emotional liabilities that included gender identity disorder.
Can’t we find one place to send all these mentally disturbed people so they can all be offended together and leave the rest of us alone?
Because 22 year olds often seek out 56 year olds. Right, guys?
In MA and CA they let these students use the showers of the other sex, at the same time the law also made schools immune from lawsuits for student on student or teacher on student sex crimes.
Hormone treatment...So she grew OO and has to shave every day?
She’s 22...her partner is 56?? Talking about predators....
Good God...I just saw the picture.
“Wah, I wanna pee where the boys too.”
If the he-she doesn’t want to get her hair wet she could piss through a straw.”
Would there be a problem if I ran off to the authorities and said I was a dog-in-a-man’s body, and I wanted the freedom that dogs enjoy....mainly to crap and pee over the front of the school lawn?
Or, I’m a man-in-a-woman-in-a-man’s body, and I pretend to have several manly devices, several women’s devices, and mostly act goofy and confused for eight hours a day while in school.
Eventually, this game of pretend-to-be....just won’t work anymore. But I think we are several years away from that moment of self-discovery.
Scientists say your hair never lies(Timbuk 3 - Hairstyles And Attitudes)
I've done lots of research
It may be just hype, but the latest findings cause me to tremble
Categorize us into three basic types
According to which of the Three Stooges you most closely resemble
Hairstyles and attitudes -- are they connected?
One nasty sicko...
So article at link says they are both “transgendered” ?
What a hot mess.
Exactly, why is the government accommodating this crap and why is the government trying to make everyone else join the mental patients in their pretend land?
I was born a lesbian locked in a man’s body.
I could tell because I desperately wanted to use the girl’s locker room in Junior High.
Just looking for “restitution”....
Modern science and medicine does not provide a process to achieve this.
The by-product of attempting to overcome ones natural birth gender assignment through surgery and drugs, is mutilation.
Anyone involved in facilitating the psychologically impaired individual seeking a change sex, should be guilty of a crime.
Which does NOT make her a him. It just makes her someone desperately in need of help.
This “woman” looks like someone that was born a man. I sometimes really hate the world I live in.
These are the people obamar stands up for. He’s a freak just like they are.
Okay, I just commented that the “woman” looked like a man, so I guess I was right.
You’ve got to be kidding me.
These two need to be locked up somewhere. Stop catering to these sick people.
Who is coordinating this campaign? A year ago no one heard of transgender and now it is all over the place. The people behind this need to be identified and exposed. Those who are promoting this need to be subject to public shame.
Which one is a girl ?
she is still XX.
nothing can change that.
I find it revolting when a parent enables a child’s mental illness and then demands that others also act as enablers. The best answer is for parents to act in their children’s best interest, but so many parents refuse to do so. Alternate solution:
Change all restroom/locker-room signs to read: “XX” or “XY”.
I’m okay with pretending that this mentally disturbed girl is male, so long as we send her to the locker-room and restroom that matches her genetics. I’d rather act in her best interests, and provide the mental health help that would help her to accept the fact that she was born XX, but the parents clearly refuse to permit that option.
Faggot journalists in newsrooms are responsible for the "pink journalism" we experience every day insisting these are the key issues of the day while maintaining a "don't ask, don't tell" lifestyle to push their propaganda on the public.
Which one of those two is Obama ?
Is it just me, or does this entire story read like: "LOOK AT ME!!!! LOOK AT ME!!!! Stoppit! Why is everyone looking at me?!!!"
Well put. People like this don't need widespread acceptance, they need help.
I don’t know, but I much rather have an ap that blocks images like this from my PC than one that blocks all mention of Miley Cyrus or filters out pr0n!
Ughhhhh! Where’s the barf warning! They are the reason paper bags were invented.
The good news is that if I re-enroll in college and wear a wig, I’ll be allowed to check out the girls’ locker rooms...
I suggest the White House.
Yes. Two girls, who for some reason have decided they “think” they are men, but they are attracted to girls, except girls who think they are men.
I think bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams should be an EASY thing, having nothing to do with what you “think” or “identify with”. If you have a penis, you get to use the bathroom that has the urinals. If not, you use the bathroom that is all stalls.
There’s no reason a transgender female should feel uncomfortable in a girls bathroom — after all, the transgender ARGUMENT is that normal people should NOT feel uncomfortable having an opposite-sex person in the bathroom with them, so clearly a transgender person should not feel uncomfortable having a same-sex person in the bathroom with them.
OK I read it as a girl who wants to be a boy and a man who wants to be a woman.. so confusing..
Hm. Now I think you are right, and I misread it.
SO they are heterosexuals who just can’t figure out what stereotype they should pretend to fit into.
Transgender is largely the imposition of sexist stereotypes on your own psyche. Are you too sensitive for a “man”, then you must identify as one of those emotional “women”.
Elrond has really let himself go.
Elrond has really let himself go.
Distant relative to Churchill?
Well, they're both primates.
Someone believes in safe sex - they put their pr*ck in a sheath.