Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-04-19
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Trans man from IDHR complaint attending mediation with spa
by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times
2013-03-02

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


A transgender man who filed a complaint against a spa that refused to allow him use of the men's shower facilities will attend mediation with the spa.

Levi Pine, a transgender Chicagoan, is expected to meet with King Spa & Sauna three months after the spa kicked him out because other customers had complained about Pine.

Pine filed a complaint against the spa with Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) after the spa declined to allow him use of the men's shower facilities, offering him a private room instead. When Pine declined, he was told to leave.

As part of Pine's complaint process IDHR will host a mediation between Pine and King Spa on March 19.

King Spa did not immediately respond to a request to comment.

The spa previously told Windy City Times that it did not know of a fairer policy than the one it already had in space.

"The naked man in the women's spa: that is equal? I don't think so," said a manager who identified himself only as John.

Pine said he wants access to the same facilities used by other customers. He hopes that the spa will change course on its transgender policy.

"The best case scenario is they agree to provide the exact same service to all guests regardless of their gender identity or presentation," Pine said.

Pine notes that apart from his own case, other transgender people have reported similar problems in spas and gym locker rooms.

The Fairfax Times recently reported on the case of Riya Suising, a runner who was kicked out of a Virginia Spa because of her gender presentation.

Pine said that after the King Spa incident, a friend tried to plan a queer-friendly trip to another spa, only to find that that spa had a similar policy.

"What happened to me is not just a one-off thing," Pine said. "It happens to tons of people all over the place."

Information on Riya Suising's case is available at: www.fairfaxtimes.com/article/20130222/NEWS/130228867/1076/reddy-is-willing-and-able/Centreville-spa-openly-rejects-homosexual-transgendered-customers&template=fairfaxTimes .

Early coverage here:

www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Trans-man-hits-Niles-spa-with-discrimination-complaint/40762.html .


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Report: States failing trans, gender-expansive, gender-nonconforming youth 2017-04-23 - ( New York, April 24, 2017 ) — A new report published today, Safe Havens: Closing the Gap Between Recommend Practice and Reality ...


Gay News

Criminal HIV-transmission charges dropped against suburban man 2017-04-21 - Criminal charges have been dropped against a Wilmette personal trainer who last year was accused of criminal transmission of HIV. Prosecutors for ...


Gay News

Champions for transgender equity honored at Nat'l Trans HIV Testing Day event 2017-04-21 - Chicago, IL — April 21, 2017 —. : South Side Help Center, Affinity Community Services and Coalition for Justice & Respect collaborated to ...


Gay News

Film with trans teen gets restricted 'R' rating from MPAA, petition launched 2017-04-20 - New York — GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today continued calls for the Motion Picture Association of America ( MPAA ...


Gay News

Trans-advocacy groups demand DCFS stop stealing trans kids 2017-04-19 - Motivated by the case of a transgender child that the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services ( DCFS ) seized from an ...


Gay News

BOOK REVIEW Trans*Am 2017-04-19 - By Joseph McClellan. $18.28; ThreeL Media; 176 pages In Trans*Am, Joseph McClellan explores what it means to be a cisgender man ...


Gay News

DANCIN' FEATS The Post-Butoh Festival: Transgression during Chicago Dance Month 2017-04-19 - Originating after World War II as an act of resistance to the Japanese government, Westernization, traditional gender and sexual norms, plus conventional dance ...


Gay News

Howard Brown hosts transgender-focused 'A Call to Action' 2017-04-19 - With eight reported deaths of transgender women of color throughout the country so far in 2017—including 24-year-old Keke Collier of Englewood in February—Howard ...


Gay News

Can the child welfare system handle trans children? 2017-04-19 - Final Part of a 3-Part Series LGBTQ activist Dee McCord has spent her adult life engaged in ensuring equality for all ...


Gay News

Five Worth Finding 2017-04-18 - —Indie Cafe: This casual restaurant ( 5951 N. Broadway; IndieCafe.us ) specializes in Asian cuisine—and offers an impressive array of food. Some of ...


 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 


Sponsor

Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.