NC students protest after transgender student claims she was harassed

Dozens of people protested at a north Charlotte school Friday, claiming a transgender student was harassed after coming out of a women's restroom at Central Piedmont Community College. (Image: WSOC)

Dozens of people protested at a north Charlotte school Friday, claiming a transgender student was harassed after coming out of a women's restroom at Central Piedmont Community College. (Image: WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dozens of people protested at a north Charlotte school Friday, claiming a transgender student was harassed after coming out of a women’s restroom at Central Piedmont Community College.

WSOC-TV reported that the protesters are demanding a public apology from the school and want all school employees to go through training on transgender inclusion.

The protesters also want the college to establish clear transgender inclusion policies.

This all came to a head when a transgender student, Andraya Williams, said she was detained by campus police after coming out of a women’s restroom on campus.

She said she was harassed after that and said the university told her she could use one of the three gender neutral restrooms on campus, which she and others call discrimination.

University officials released a statement saying they are investigating the incident and hope to reach an amicable resolution in the near future. Part of the statement reads:

“CPCC has a 50-year history of being a fair, respectful and considerate of all students. The college does not tolerate harassment of any kind.”

Source: WSOC-TV

5 comments

  • FaithC

    I have been in many places that had only one unisex bathroom. It was never a problem, why can they not do this.

  • Mark Stabler

    The simple solution is to eliminate male and female restrooms. Just let anyone use any restroom at anytime This should cut down on cost of construction as fewer restrooms would be needed.

  • Taylor Martin

    if the student identifies and presents as a female then she should be allowed to use the ladies room, what is the big deal or is it that closed minds are prevelant

    • JT

      Guess you got your answer from Grant, Taylor. But what do you expect from some ignorant @ss who actually advocated a “Final Solution” on a public forum. But take heart–not all of us are backward. There are a few of us like you here–we just get drowned out by the din of stupid most of the time.

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