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Why Keeping Trans People Out of the Right Bathroom is a Terrible Idea

In an attempt to “protect women’s privacy,” a series of bills have been proposed in the U.S. and Canada that aim to keep trans people from using the bathroom corresponding with their gender identity. To show just how ridiculous these laws would be, one trans man decided to document himself obeying it. Michael Hughes has been taking selfies in women’s restrooms, which he would be forced to use if the bills were to pass. The photos clearly illustrate that the law would do absolutely nothing to protect women’s privacy and, in fact, would only complicate things further. Hughes is spreading his message through #wejustneedtopee, a variety of other hashtags, and through TV interviews like the video below.


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