Rhea Butcher On Transgender Bathroom Protections: ‘It’s About the Right to Exist. To Be.’

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Since Donald Trump rescinded protections for transgender students that guard their rights to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, trans activists have been sounding off, pleading with the president to reconsider his decision, and explaining how revoking these protections would affect them personally. Laverne Cox, Caitlyn Jenner, trans teenager Gavin Grimm, and even Trump inauguration performer Jackie Evancho have all spoken out against the policy move. Yesterday, comedian Rhea Butcher took to Twitter and wrote a long thread about feeling alienated in public restrooms at a young age for being genderqueer, and the impact of not being able to live freely in public spaces.

Rhea Butcher Says Bathroom Rights About Right to Exist