Trans teen mocked by couple after he stops them heckling Black Lives Matter bake sale

“You look like a female! There’s only two, male and female, that’s it!”

 

A 17-year-old transgender teen was mocked and harassed after he stepped in to intervene when he saw a man and a woman giving a hard time to volunteers at a bake sale benefiting the Black Lives Matter movement.

Jasper Lauter, 17, was busy walking around the areas of Bolinas and Elsie in Fairfax, California, just north of San Francisco, on Saturday night placing rainbow flags on telephone poles and around the neighborhood in celebration of Pride month when he happened across a man and a woman harassing volunteers at a bake sale meant to benefit the Black Lives Matter movement.

Lauter stepped in to help diffuse the situation and was immediately met with a verbal assault of hate filled homophobic and gender discriminatory comments by the couple.

“You look like a female! There’s only two, male and female, that’s it!” the unidentified woman can be heard yelling at Lauter in the viral video as she approaches him pointing at his crotch and asking what genitals he has.

“They’re mocking me and they’re laughing at me and degrading me which is obviously incredibly traumatic.” Lauter told ABC News’ San Francisco station KGO in an interview. “They kept calling me lady and sweetheart even though I said ‘look, I’m a man.’”

Article URL : https://abcnews.go.com/US/trans-teen-mocked-couple-stops-heckling-black-lives/story?id=71399961

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