A new video has been released showing the untold story of the new transgender bathroom policy. Alliance Defending Freedom released the video which seeks to combat the move by the president to have the use of public restrooms, locker rooms, and changing rooms be based on gender identity.
The short film shows a side of the story that isn’t being portrayed in the mainstream media –that is, the horrors that can occur when there are open bathroom and locker room policies. A marriage and family counselor, a former YMCA executive, a mother, a mother with adopted children who have been sexually abused, and even a male to female transgendered individual told their story.
The film opens with Gretchen Flores’ story of abuse at the hands of her swim coach. She pointed out that at that time, males were never allowed into female locker rooms, and the only reason he had permission was because he was the swim coach. Flores earned her masters degree and has since counseled many abuse victims through the pain of their trauma.
Kaeley Triller, former communications director for a Washington State YMCA, was charged with drafting wording for the Y’s new gender neutral position on locker rooms. The task triggered her devastating memories of being abused as a child while showering. Triller refused and was terminated for standing up for her belief that the facilities should remain separated by gender. “This has such devastating implications for people, especially like me … For survivors of sexual trauma, to just turn around and be exposed to that. It’s an instant trigger,” Triller said.
Tiller said it took no time for these bathroom policies to be in place in Washington state, before a man went into the women’s locker room while adolescent girls were getting ready for swim practice, claiming he had a right to be there. “The message that sends really loud and clear to those teenage girls is that that’s OK. And that a grown man can come and watch them shower –and we’re not going to do anything about it because he feels like he’s a female,” Tiller said.
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