One of the questions still resonating from Jazmina Saavedra’s gleeful harassing of a trans woman using the restroom in a Los Angeles Denny’s is what was Denny’s reaction to it?
Here’s their statement about the incident:
We are extremely disturbed by the incident that took place at our Los Angeles restaurant this week. At Denny’s, we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind, inclusive of gender identity and sexual orientation.
We are dedicated to providing a welcoming dining environment for all our guests and believe that our transgender guests and team members should be allowed to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with. Our restaurant teams attend training which covers our policies against discrimination and promotes respect for all guests.
In this case, the video of this incident does not tell the full story. Our manager was approached by a guest complaining that a man was in the women’s restroom. Once a female team member checked that no one else was in there, the manager entered.
Before seeing the guest, the manager observed drug paraphernalia on the floor near the guest and asked the guest to leave based on that observation, and not on her gender identity.
There is no place for discrimination of any kind in our restaurants. We apologize to our transgender guest and others in the restaurant that had to endure another customer’s disrespectful behavior.
Yeah right, Denny’s. I am skeptical about the all too convenient allegation that the trans woman was being thrown out for ‘using drugs’ in the restroom.
What about your failure in throwing the person out (Saavedra) who instigated the incident, possibly committed several crimes and violated the human rights of this trans person peacefully using the restroom while doing so?
Why wasn’t Saavedra thrown out as well?
And naw Jazmina, you have a long ugly history as the spokessellout for Latinos For Trump of parroting anti-LGBT slurs, so spare us the ‘I’m not a transphobe’ rhetoric, because you ARE what we say you are and happily demonstrated it for the world to see. In addition, your reputation as an unrepentant homophobe and transphobe precedes you.
So don’t get mad conservasnowflake because we are expressing as a trans community our First Amendment rights to call out your reprehensible behavior.
We’re tired of peeps like you dehumanizing us. Our humanity and human rights are not up for debate or discussion. Neither are we tolerating anti trans bigotry being aimed at us. We have no problem calling it and you out for being a transphobic jerk.
Hoping that Saavedra will be punished at the ballot box June 5 for her behavior. The LA trans and gender non conforming community will have their say tomorrow at a peaceful protest being organized and sponsoredby the Transgender Rights Movement from 11 AM -5 PM PDT at the Denny’s located at 635 S Vermont Ave.
It appears to me that some trans sensitivity training is needed and necessary so that Denny’s actions match the lofty words in this statement.