oklahoma city

Restaurant hangs disturbing transphobic sign: “We do not have a transgender bathroom”

  • A sign threatening transgender people who use the bathroom that matches their gender identity is causing controversy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, local television station KFOR reported.
  • Around 10 months ago, owner Bob Warner hung the following sign in the window of the Steak and Catfish Barn: “We do not have a transgender bathroom. So don’t be caught in the wrong one. Thank you, Bob.”
  • Warner said the sign is a warning, not a threat. Transgender Oklahoma City residents see a different sentiment emanating from the sign. 
  • “I was disturbed,” Paula Schonauer, a transgender woman, told KFOR. Schonauer said the last sentence of the letter scares her. Read more (3/16/17 3:33 PM)
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This is what is happening in my state. Facebook page AMC West End Point 8, Yukon Oklahoma. 


I was unable to screenshot the comments because I barely know how to use this computer, but you guys are more than welcome to go read the comments. It’s so many people, that they know obviously, making excuses for them, saying “it’s a joke.” AMC has not responded. Apparently we shouldn’t “attack them” because they are just kids. But honestly, if they are able to work and make “jokes” then they are old enough to take responsibility..

i’m not sure to tag in order for this to get a little attention…. so I’m just gonna tag the blogs i follow that usually have things like this.

@reverseracism

@futureblackpolitician

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“He goes ‘I’m a very smart man.’ I said ‘You are?’ And he goes ‘Yes. And you’re going to remember me. On April 19, 95 you’re going to remember me for the rest of your life.’”

On April 8, 1995 Timothy McVeigh and two other men were allegedly at a strip club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Above is security camera footage from the dressing room at Lady Godiva’s that night. Eleven days later Tim would go on to commit the Oklahoma City bombing.

You can watch the footage as part of the documentary Terror From Within here.

Now more than ever, we will only all be able to truly thrive if we embrace the diversity that exists in this country. Street artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh uses her art to create a visual representation of this idea in Oklahoma City, OK: “This piece was done specifically to challenge whiteness and the accepted idea of who an American is.” #HealthAndJustice4All