This North Carolina Trans Man Printed Business Cards To Explain Why He’s Using The Ladies’ Room

“This is likely uncomfortable for both of us,” reads the card Charlie Comero is using in response to North Carolina’s HB 2 Bill.

Charlie Comero, a trans man living in Charlotte, North Carolina, thought of a creative response to the recent passing of the H2 Bill — personalized business cards to hand out in the women’s restroom, which he would now be forced to use.

Charlie Comero, a trans man living in Charlotte, North Carolina, thought of a creative response to the recent passing of the H2 Bill — personalized business cards to hand out in the women's restroom, which he would now be forced to use.

The H2 bill, signed into law on March 23, prohibits transgender people from using bathrooms that don't match the gender listed on their birth certificate. A federal lawsuit against the state was filed by the ACLU last Monday.

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Comero posted a photo of the printed card to his Facebook, explaining that if he was going to be forced to use the women’s restroom he would turn it into a teaching moment. « This is likely uncomfortable for the both of us, » the card reads:

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« When I started feeling male privilege during my transition, I vowed to myself that I would use that privilege to bring awareness to things that might not be popular to say, » Comero wrote in the post.

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His original Facebook post, and the creative response, quickly spread online:

His original Facebook post, and the creative response, quickly spread online:

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The idea came to Comero while discussing the North Carolina bill with his girlfriend. « I asked her opinion regarding what bathroom I should use, » Comero told BuzzFeed News. As a trans man, Comero has never felt entirely safe in either restroom.

The idea came to Comero while discussing the North Carolina bill with his girlfriend. "I asked her opinion regarding what bathroom I should use," Comero told BuzzFeed News. As a trans man, Comero has never felt entirely safe in either restroom.

« The choice is between using the men's restroom where men can potentially recognize me and get pissed off, or women's restroom and I am clearly making folks uncomfortable given my gender expression — which might lead them to run to their significant other and complain that 'a man was in the bathroom with me!' » Comero explained.

« Both of these make me uncomfortable. Both of these options suck. »

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