- Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman defended trans woman Gretchen Diez after she was thrown out of a mall for trying to use a comfort room for women
- The congresswoman also confronted the janitress who threw out Diez
- Netizens had mixed reactions to what Roman did to the janitress
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Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman confronted the janitress who threw out a trans woman named Gretchen Diez for trying to use a comfort room for women at a mall in Quezon City.
KAMI learned that the congresswoman dared the janitress to do to her what she did to Diez.
"Let's go back to Farmer's Market. You stop me from using the bathroom,” Roman told the Janitress.
Here is the video uploaded on the Twitter account of Rappler:
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Here are some of the reactions of netizens who watched the video:
“I think we need a law that provides respect to the LGBT and also have their own toilets. I feel sorry for the janitress, kasi she thinks she is just following proper protocol.”
“i hope the internet wouldn't get too harsh on her. sana she'll learn her lesson after this. produkto lang sya ng ignorance sa SOGIE at gender sensitivity.”
“Janitress ang pinapagalitan? Why? Sumusunod lang ang mga iyan sa policy ng building. Yung may-ari ng Farmer's ang lecturan mo.”
“Agree. Ang trabahador, follower lang talaga. At stake ang 510pesos a day niya kung hindi susunod sa policy ng building.”
“Instead of chastising the janitress, Cong. should have tried to enlighten her. As a society, we're still a far cry away from tolerance and acceptance. Being that forceful and threatening does not help the cause. It only serves to alienate you more.”
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