A Midland County woman’s gym membership was canceled after she refused to stop telling fellow gym members “a man” was using the woman’s locker room.
Yvette Cormier said the incident occurred Saturday, Feb. 28, when she entered the women’s locker room at the Planet Fitness location at 701 Joe Mann Boulevard in Midland.
“I was blocked, because a man was standing there,” Cormier said. “It freaked me out because, why is a man in here?”
Cormier said an employee at the front desk told her that the individual identifies as a woman.
After taking her complaints to Planet Fitness’ corporate office, Cormier said she was told that the gym was a “no judgement zone” and they would not tell the individual in question to stay out of the women’s locker room. The person has not been identified.
The slogan “Judgement Free Zone” is regularly used by Planet Fitness.
A statement released by McCall Gosselin, public relations director for Planet Fitness, states that members can use the locker room corresponding with their personal gender identity.
Cormier disagrees with the policy and feels it’s a safety issue.
According to Cormier, she returned to the gym each day between Monday and Thursday. While there, Cormier said she told women in the locker room about the individual she observed in the bathroom the weekend before.
Cormier said she then got a call from Planet Fitness’ corporate office telling her that she was violating their “no judgement” policy. She says they asked if she was going to stop talking to other women in the locker room and she said she would not.
Cormier said the representative told her she was no longer welcome at the gym.
The statement released by McCall confirms that Cormier’s actions led to the cancellation of her membership, though the statement does not go into details of the situation.

Fuck yeah Planet Fitness!

Please Help Blake Brockington’s brownboiiimagic Friends Afford a Lawyer! This is in order to have his last wishes completed which is biological family is NOT abiding by!

Here’s some info:

It’s been a week and I’ve been completely avoiding the internet and all social media, for some reasons more obvious than others. I thought I had been through the worst after enduring a funeral that only referred to him by birth name, used incorrect pronouns, and refused to acknowledge his accomplishments.

Yet here I am, seething and bewildered by how horrible people can be. Especially those who want to cling to their title of “family.”

These are the people who cried on me pleading to know “why he didn’t reach out to them,” misgendering him throughout their questions. The first person I called once I arrived at the scene and identified him was his nephew. Not his father or aunts/uncles who actually live in the area because I knew how they’d be. His father even lunged at me when I corrected him on pronouns when he got to the scene. These people weren’t even able to provide any accurate or concrete identifying marks or tattoos so that the police could verify that they were his family and that it was him. They weren’t even able to describe his hair. And once it was time to make arrangements, I shared pictures of his handwritten will with them. They barely had interest in complying. He wanted to be cremated and have his ashes spread on Folly Beach, and they gave their word that they would. But considering how they’ve been, I’m honestly terrified that they actually won’t but told me they would just to appease me.

And this morning, after thinking that the worst has been over, I got a call from one of his cousins. She asked me if I would take down his facebook at the family’s request. Absolutely not! How dare they attempt to erase him like this?! Because his identity and accomplishments make them uncomfortable? Because it forces them to look at themselves? Reminds them of the consequences of their abusive nature?

No, I have absolutely no intention of taking down anything. Or giving up his possessions to them. He even put it in his will that it’ll all go to his best friend, and to leave it up to him. The cousin I talked to said they planned on fighting us (Blair [his best friend], AJ [his roommate and arrived at the scene as I did], and I) legally on this. We are ready to confront this with all of our resources. I am filled with a rage strong enough to keep me going despite having slept less than 25hrs this week. I am ready to do whatever is in my power to ensure that Blake’s memory lives on, that he is remembered for him, and his identity is not something that can be ignored.

This campaign is being organized by his best friends!

i dont fucking understand. people are born with extra fingers, extra arms, no legs, even two heads sometimes and other people will accept that as a fact and that something went wrong during development in the womb. so why is it so fucking hard to believe that something went wrong during development and someone might have been born with the wrong genitals. people are fucking ridiculous like sit the fuck down with that transphobic bullshit

Jerry Springer starts out 2015 with some transphobic bullshit. This should not and CANNOT be acceptable anymore. Let’s make a change. Let’s be the people to start this conversation.

To answer this question that Jerry posed regarding a transwoman on the show, call 1-888-537-7910, and tell him how transphobic it is. We need to make change.  

“Fix society." - Leela Alcorn


RosaleiTheWitch is transphobic.

[Top left picture shows Rosalei’s kik account that they publicly published on their blog, and had clarified was open to anybody who wanted to talk or ask questions.]

Earlier this afternoon, I was browsing through my dashboard and had found Rosalei’s account on accident. Interested, I scrolled through some their posts to see if this was a blog I wanted to follow. Noticing a certain post that had hints of cissexism, I decided that maybe I should contact them before I made the commitment of following. So, seeing as I had kik, I decided to message her there and keep everything private and relatively casual. I was respectful and poise, and did not incite the harsh replies that you see above [the top right, middle left, middle right, and bottom left pictures].

The messages were so transphobic that I threw up and began to have extreme anxiety, verging on an attack. And when I explained to them that this was very triggering, they laughed at and gaslighted me to the point where I began to doubt my feelings of anger and hurt. Moments later, they called me abusive, which not only fueled my upset but it gave me incentive to reach out to other bloggers about this misguided child who has the potential to trigger, hurt, or demean others.

This person has displayed that they are trash. Their behavior is completely unacceptable and I want to warn other witchlings and fellow bloggers who may want to or are already following them about their obvious transphobia and cissexism.

Please share and spread the word. This should not be tolerated in our community, or any community for that matter.