Woman complains about transgender in YMCA shower room gets banned as transphobic.
An 80-year-old Washington state woman is banned from her local YMCA public pool after an encounter with a biological male in the women’s locker room.
Julie Jaman says she was in the shower when she heard a male voice in the women’s dressing area. She says when she looked out that’s when she saw what appeared to be a biological male in a women’s swimsuit interacting with little girls who were undressing.
Jaman alleges the transgender was watching little girls while they were pulling down their bathing suits to use the toilet.
Jaman states when she complained she was told she was being discriminatory and that she wouldn’t be allowed to use the pool anymore.
Julie Jaman speaks about alleged experience in YMCA shower room at the City Council
“In an effort by the city and the YMCA to apply the neo-cultural gender rules at Mountain View Pool dressing, shower room facilities, women and children are being put at risk”. “there is no signage informing women the shower room is now all gender and what that means, nor have parents been informed of what they can expect with these new policies,” Jaman told the Port Townsend City Council.
Jaman concluded talking about her experience by saying “the staff seems to have received little professional training on how to handle reactions to such a radical cultural change, particularly for the most vulnerable, older female patrons and children who may be exposed to inappropriate behavior. The dignity and safety of unsuspecting women who have trusted to use these facilities for many years. This is not right.”
An official statement was released by the YMCA
In addition to the universal changing rooms, there are a men’s and women’s locker rooms provided with private changing areas as well as showers with curtains at the pool. The Y operates in accordance with state law that gives people the right to access the locker rooms, changing rooms, and bathrooms that aligns with their gender identity.
The Y will uphold and respect this law in regards to YMCA staff, members, and program participants that use Mountain View Pool. At the Y, our goal is to provide an atmosphere free from discrimination, hatred, derogatory or unwelcome comments, intimidation, or actions based on an individual’s sex, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other legally protected status.
This non-satirical, un-opinionated, fully attributed, and unbiased article was written by Lashaun Turner, Reporter/Journalist, and contains information compiled from the following sources: Statements from Julie Jaman, Olympic Peninsula YMCA & Port Townsend City Council Meeting.