March 20, 2018

People Aren’t Happy With Karen Gallman’s Views on Transgender Restrooms

The Bb. Pilipinas 2018 hype doesn’t just stop with Catriona Gray. Miss Intercontinental-Philippines 2018 Karen Gallman is receiving flak for her Q&A response.

Karen was asked about her thoughts on building a third restroom for transgenders. She answered, “I definitely agree that there should be a third restroom for transgenders because as women, we would also want our privacy, and also with men. We have a separate room for the transgenders. It just serves as equality, [privacy.] Thank you.”

Netizens were quick to criticize Karen’s answer, saying that they were disappointed that she won. They also noted that she’s promoting “isolation” and not equality.

Many said that this is an example of why we need the SOGIE Equality Bill to be passed. They also invited Karen to go on a SOGIE workshop to be educated on the matter.

One netizen also showed how Resorts World Manila has a gender-neutral restroom.

Meanwhile, several people are also defending Karen’s answer and her Miss Intercontinental-Philippines title.

What did you think of Karen Gallman’s Q&A?

 

Photo courtesy of Karen Gallman’s Instagram account

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