Transgender Woman Sues Auburn Denny’s – Reported By: Josie Huang

Transgender rights groups are following a case in Maine in which a transgender woman has been banned from using the woman’s restroom at the Denny’s in Auburn. Brianna Freeman of Lewiston is suing the owner of the Denny’s franchise, Realty Resources Hospitality, in Androscoggin County Superior Court.

Freeman says she is not seeking damages, just the right to use the women’s room. “I live and breathe as a female every day. I dress it, I portray it. I exhibit it,” Freeman says. “I see a counselor about three times a month. And I see a doctor regularly and get hormone treatments every day.”