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National economy gym Planet Fitness takes its “no judgment zone” mantra quite seriously.

A member at the Planet Fitness Midland, Michigan location had her membership revoked after complaining about a transgender woman who used the women’s locker room facilities, reports WNEM-TV5.

“I was stunned and shocked. He looked like a man, said Yvette Cormier, who is no longer welcome at PF. “He did not look like a woman,” said Cormier, who said a transgender woman who walked into the woman’s locker room while she was getting undressed.

According to reports, Cormier complained to the front desk and eventually to the corporate offices.

“They told me the same thing, that he was allowed in there because that’s the sex he wants to be,” Cormier said to the news station, not using the feminine pronoun (i.e. “she”) for a transgender woman.

Planet Fitness issued this statement:

“Planet Fitness is committed to creating a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for our members. Our gender identity non-discrimination policy states that members and guests may use all gym facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity.

In expressing her concerns about the policy, the member in question exhibited behavior that club management deemed inappropriate and disruptive to other members, which is a violation of the membership agreement and as a result her membership was canceled.”

Planet Fitness Drops Member Who Complained Of Transgender Woman In Locker Room was originally published on newsone.com

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4 thoughts on “Planet Fitness Drops Member Who Complained Of Transgender Woman In Locker Room

  1. I don’t blame this woman for being upset…there is a difference between someone having an actual sex change from being a man to basically a man dressing in drag as a woman and claiming to be a woman because he feels like a woman. At the end of the day I would be afraid to get dressed or undressed in the locker room in front of what was obviously a man. I think men would equally be shocked if a woman dressing as a man were getting undressed in the men’s locker room…or they would be confused, lol!!

    • Trans women are women and shouldn’t be required to undergo potentially dangerous and occasionally unsuccessful surgery to be recognized as their authentic gender.

      I have empathy for both sides in this debate. Eventually society will find a solution. But transphobic statements and purposeful misgendering don’t help anyone.

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