Lawmakers in Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas have passed restrictive bathroom laws because they want to protect women and children. However, there has not been one incident reported of a transgender person assaulting someone in the restroom. There have been a number of cases where transgender people have been assaulted just for being different. One of these incidences occurred in Kentucky.
Brittany Nicole Wallace was brutally attacked by a man. The reason the man attacked Brittany was because he said that she looked too masculine. Brittany was reportedly told that because she looks like a man, she deserves to be beaten like one.
She tried to fight back, but she was no match for the man. He punched and kicked her repeatedly in the chest, neck and stomach. To make matters worse, several people watched the incident, and no one tried to help.
Brittany is emotionally and physically damaged by the incident. She stated that she is going to do everything she can to make sure no one else is a victim of hatred and violence. She also stated that she hopes other people will stand up when they see someone who is being hurt physically or emotionally. Violence against the LGBT is reportedly on the rise.