Student accuses restaurant of ‘transphobia’ after being denied entry while in drag

unnamed-2Grant’s outfit the night of the incident.

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…

  • Maggat

    What in the hell is a “cisgender”?

    • Frau Katze

      You mean you’re not up on the latest gender vocab? LOL!

      It means essentially identifying with your biological gender. If you’re female and think you’re female then you’re “cis”. (It’s a Latin word, means, “on the same side.” While the Latin “trans” means “on the opposite side”).

      • Maggat

        I took Latin for two years in junior high school (by correspondence). Failed it twice. Thanks for the coaching, but where were you in 1955 when I needed you?

      • Petey

        cis and trans were organic chemistry terms back in my undergrad days. I couldn’t have imagined today back then.

        • Frau Katze

          I remember them from there too. Many, many decades ago.

          • Petey

            Time to put it back where it belongs. I want no people like this involved in my life. Absolutely in no way.

      • eMan14

        What does that make a transcistor radio? Like AM and FM?

    • lolwut?
    • eMan14


  • Observer

    Nothing but narcissism.

    What happened to the days when narcissists (or kids pushed by pushy parents) strutted their stuff on Tiny Talent Time?

    • Petey

      It’s always, “Look at me! Look at me!”

    • dance…dancetotheradio


  • Reader

    Since I am sure you are all Bobby Brown fans and I haven’t posted one in a few days, time for an unrelated musical interlude.

  • pop

    There’s a ladder in her stocking.

    Makes sense to say no entry.

  • pop

    Note, the bucket in the photograph is for vomiting

  • Gaylord Ponce

    If Grant came around to my house, he/she/it would suffer more than being forced to leave.

  • Dana Garcia

    So does Grant use the royal “We” to self-identify?

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    “Fat Violent Dykes”, Rucka Rucka Ali

  • Waffle

    Moral of story: Don’t mess with Texas.

  • Petey

    They know they have a power and so they mock us. It’s all about power and control. That’s all.

  • Minicapt

    Based on the description of his outfit, they should have cited him for being badly dressed, and ugly.


  • Alain

    So all those places that enforce the rule of no shirt or no shoes will not be served are just hate mongers. Nutters like this should be sent packing and totally ignored. They deserve no spot light or attention.

  • Gary

    I double dare these type to go to a Mosque or muslim business and try this $hit .

  • andrew john almady

    sick little motherfuckers