Masculine-identified, female-bodied comedian Ian Harvie and his friend, comedian Margaret Cho, were harassed and assaulted (can you think of a better word for a private citizen grabbing your breasts without permission?) in the women’s room at a Halloween fundraising party in the Waldorf-Astoria.
Read Cho’s telling of the story first for the quick introduction.
Then read Harvie’s telling for some priceless details.
This was a bit of an eye-opener for me. I’d heard that masculine-spectrum genderqueer people got questioned in women’s rooms, but I didn’t know the extent of it. I really appreciate now the extent of their predicament: use the women’s room and get harassed like Harvie, or use the men’s room and get arrested like Dean Spade. Yeesh.