We're living in an age where our president doesn't want trans people serving in the military (opens in new tab). So yes, calling out instances of day-to-day discrimination is vital. Which brings us to Lena Dunham, who witnessed two American Airlines employees having a transphobic conversation.
Not gonna call out the airline who delayed cuz shit happens BUT I did just overhear 2 @AmericanAir attendants having a transphobic talk.August 3, 2017
At this moment in history we should be teaching our employees about love and inclusivity @AmericanAir. That was worst part of this night.August 3, 2017
American reached out to Lena (opens in new tab) and asked her to DM, which she did— revealing specifics of what she'd heard: two female employees describing trans kids as a "trend" and saying that they'd "never accept a trans child."
Well this night just keeps evolving pic.twitter.com/gYfXadYBUHAugust 3, 2017
#acrossfromthewinebar pic.twitter.com/53kvyInQyZAugust 3, 2017
To quote Lena, "awareness starts at home, but jobs can set standards of practice."
Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.
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