The owners of a Tempe, Arizona, bar say they are getting death threats after a transgender woman told the media that she was refused service by a bartender who told her, “We don’t serve your kind here.”
According to Brianna Sandy, she stopped into the Tempe Tavern for a drink on Saturday intending to watch the Belmont Stakes on TV.
Saying the bartender was initially nice to her, she was waiting on her drink when a man spoke to the bartender briefly.
She claims the bartender then came over to her and said “We don’t serve your kind here,” as a man told her to leave.
“I walked out and I went, ‘I just actually experienced genuine discrimination on a level no human should experience,’” Sandy said.
Sandy said she was born as a male and began to take hormone therapy approximately 18 months ago as part of her transition to life as a female.
According to a man who identified himself as a spokesman for the bar, Sandy was asked to leave because she was mistaken for a prostitute; a problem the bar claims it is having.
Sandy isn’t buying that explanation and is filing a complaint with the city of Tempe which has non-discrimination laws in place to protect the LGBT community.
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