Woman, 80, Banned From YMCA After Objecting to Trans Employee Watching Children Use the Bathroom


An 80-year-old woman was banned from the YMCA she had frequented for over three decades because she objected to showering in the locker room while a transgender employee was present.

Julie Jaman has been a member of the Mountain View Pool in Port Townsend, Washington for 35 years but recently found herself banned for life after she alerted staff that the employee’s presence in the locker room made her uncomfortable.

It began when she says she “heard a man’s voice” in the locker room as she was showering.

That was when she says she observed the trans employee watching children use the bathroom.

“I saw a man in a woman’s bathing suit watching maybe four or five little girls pulling down their suits in order to use the toilet,” Jaman told Seattle radio host Dori Monson on Friday, as The New York Post reported. “I asked if he had a penis and he said it was none of my business. I told that man to ‘get out right now.’”

When Jaman told an employee, however, she was told that her objections were “discriminatory” and that she “was banned from the pool forever.”

She also claims that she was told the police would be called if there was further incident.

“She didn’t ask me what the problem was, if I was okay, nothing about me,” the distressed Jaman told Monson. “It’s as if she was just waiting to pounce on me. It was just stunning.”

According to Port Townsend Police Department, both the YMCA and Jaman spoke with officers about their respective roles in the incident but officers did not respond to the scene.

Jaman said she “had an emotional response to a strange male being in the bathroom” and was hoping she wouldn’t be “trespassed” to the pool, while the YMCA described Jaman as “screaming” at the employee and “refusing to leave.”

The YMCA, for its part, said that this was not Jaman’s first offense at the pool.

“Julie Jaman was permanently suspended from the Mountain View Pool due to her repeatedly violating our Code of Conduct, specifically, using disrespectful words or gestures toward YMCA staff or others; abusive, harassing and/or obscene language or gestures toward YMCA staff or others,” a rep told Fox News in a statement.

Jaman, for her part, said she has a “great relationship” with the community at the pool and that she has voted Democrat for years and had no problem with the pool’s open support for LGBT “pride,” which she was told by the YMCA’s CEO should have made it obvious to Jaman that she could expect to see trans individuals in the women’s locker room.

The longtime swimmer, however, said that there should “be warnings” to women and girls who use the locker room, or at the very least, to provide “alternatives for women who choose not to be undressing in front of men,” of which there are none.

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