conservatives picked the wrong girl

Kelly Herron did not want to be the poster girl for conservatives wanting to discriminate against transgender people. After being attacked by a homeless male sex offender who jumped her from behind in the woman's bathroom she held him down using her self defense training until police arrived.

When Kelly found out that this attack was being used as leverage by a conservative group to prohibit transgender people from using the bathroom corresponding with their identity, she had this to say:

"Last week I successfully defended myself against a violent sexual assault in a public restroom at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, yelling “not today, mutherf*cker!” But I’m more upset now than I have been all week after seeing that a political group is using my face, my name and my story to fundraise for I-1552, a ballot initiative that deliberately targets and harms transgender people — including friends whom I respect"

Kelly I just want to hug you right now.


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