Walgreens changes bathroom policy after woman denied access because they thought she was trans
US pharmacy giant Walgreens has updated its bathroom policy to be trans-friendly after a woman was denied access because an employee thought she was transgender.
Jessie Meehan helped implement a companywide policy which allows customers to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender policy.
Meehan took on the task after she was told she could not use the female bathroom at the Walgreens on Sunset Boulevard.
She was in the store during the LGBTQ Pride festival and had purchased some items in the store.
However, she was told she looked to masculine to use it and a store manager told her that it was store policy to restrict bathroom access based on appearance.
Meehan, who is not transgender, was later told by a different manager that this was not true.
She did not fight to use the female bathroom and instead used the stall in the male bathroom.
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