Bionka Simone – one of the five gorgeous cast members of the upcoming Season 2 of Transcendent on Fuse TV – produced by World of Wonder’s Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, sat down with the Advocate and penned a powerful piece on bathrooms.
Check out this excerpt below:
While I’m happy to exist in a very diverse San Francisco, many seem to have the idea there’s not much discrimination here and that transgender life is much easier than say, life in middle America. Would it surprise you if I told you that’s not always the case? Transgender youths and adults alike are trying to find work, and without it can’t find the financial means to transition. Most of us have to jump through many unnecessary hoops and mounds of paperwork before we can simply be who we are, but we’ve made commendable strides — let’s not go backwards. Let me walk all of America’s streets with confidence, not as someone who has to survive yet another day under the hot and immoral magnifying glass of discrimination.
I can understand my life experience may be different from those who are so concerned about which bathroom I can — or can’t — use. Like I said before, I must be really important for them to care. Thanks for the help, folks, but I’m perfectly capable of making that decision on my own.
Check out the full article here.
Transcendent premieres TONIGHT at 11:30P/10:30C on FUSE TV, right after the season 5 premiere of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce.