A transgender journalist who was spit on and attacked by a couple of hate-spewing straphangers said in an interview with The Post that transphobic hate is all too common “while navigating public space.”
The encounter occurred around 8 p.m. on Friday while the 26-year-old woman, Serena Daniari, was waiting for the southbound C train at the W. 155th Street stop where the couple approached her, cops said.
Daniari told The Post Sunday she had her headphones in and was reading a book when an unknown man, believed to be in his 20s, asked her a series of unintelligible questions.
“I took my headphones out, I asked him to repeat himself… and upon hearing my voice he realized I was transgender,” she said.
“He started saying, ‘Oh you’re a guy. You’re a guy. You’re a tranny,’” Daniari recalled.
The man then spat on her and slapped her in the face, cops said.
An unidentified woman with the man, also believed to be in her 20s, slapped the 26-year-old’s iPhone out of her hand while making “derogatory remarks” when she tried to take a photo, according to cops.