British Shopping Chain Announces Gender Neutral Changing Rooms after Controversy

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After a transgender person was denied entry to a female changing stall, British retail chain Topshot will be adding gender-neutral changing rooms.

Performing artist Travis Alabanza was denied entry to a female changing room in a Topshop Location in Manchester, England according to The Telegraph. Instead of being able to use the female room, the trans feminine identifying Alabanza was told to use the male changing rooms downstairs.

"Hey @topshop just experienced transphobia in your Manchester store,” the artist said over Twitter. “Not letting me use the changing room....sort it out."

A Topshop representative later confirmed the changing rooms were available to all genders, despite the employee blocking Alabanza’s use. They later confirmed the policy after other trans social media users claimed they were denied.

“All Topshop and Topman customers are free to use any of the fitting rooms located within our stores,” a store representative said.

 


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