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North Carolina transgender college student faced discrimination for restroom use


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Andraya Williams, a 22-year-old trans woman of color and student at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) says she was escorted off campus and told she was suspended after using the women's restroom. Williams' lawyer, Sarah Demarest, told NBC Charlotte that a CPCC college dead said Williams needed to "bring in medical proof of being a female if she wanted to use the female restroom." GLAAD will continue monitoring media coverage of this story. 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A transgender student at CPCC says she was discriminated against and wants an apology from the school.

Twenty-two-year-old Andraya Williams was on her way to her sociology class at CPCC in uptown Charlotte when she says a security guard stopped her.

“It was very embarrassing and humiliating because I didn’t feel like it was any of her business.”

The transgender student had just come out of the women’s bathroom when the guard asked to see her school ID.


Read the full story at NBC Charlotte.

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