Tyler Grant, a junior at the University of Texas at Austin, who identifies as gender queer, has filed a complaint against Whataburger after being denied entry while dressing in drag.
Grant – who prefers to be identified using gender-neutral pronouns such as “they,” “them” and “their” — says the officer initially allowed Grant into the Austin, Texas, restaurant. But the officer, Grant says, changed his mind upon hearing Grant’s voice and realizing Grant was not a cisgender female.
According to Grant, the officer asked, “Wait, are you a dude?” After notifying a Whataburger manager of the situation, the group – Grant and three friends – was asked to leave by both the officer and Whataburger manager.
Grant and a friend returned to the same Whataburger location the following day to speak with the manager on duty, who said the reason Grant was denied entry was because of Grant’s “see through” clothes…