CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A civil rights organization is making a call for action in support of a transgender student who says she was the target of discrimination.
The Human Rights Campaign wants school leaders at CPCC to apologize to Andraya Williams.
She was escorted off campus by security after using the bathroom. An officer asked if she is male or female as Williams walked out, and demanded Williams show an ID.
Andraya Williams was detained and harassed for nothing more than being transgender, said Sultan Shakir, director of the HRC Youth and Campus Engagement Program. The callousness of this campus safety officer and outright harassment of a transgender student demonstrates the need for a concrete non-discrimination policy on campus and for dialog and training for faculty, students and staff on LGBT awareness.
The students calls the incident humiliating and is considering filing a civil rights complaint.
A community protest is scheduled for Friday at noon at the uptown Charlotte campus.