Acceptance increasing, but LGBTQ truckers still face danger, rejection at truck stops
The fear of harassment and even violence is ever-present for many LGBTQ truckers. In an industry that’s traditionally reflected a hyper-masculinity, Balay says gay men and trans women report the greatest sense of perceived danger. Truckstop parking lots, restrooms and showers are areas of concern for most LGBTQ truckers, including Durh.- According to the article in ovrdriveonline.com and its authors Carolyn Magner Mason And Max Heine
She dresses like a woman, but when she enters a women’s truck stop restroom late in the day, she’s worried about her five o’clock shadow. She says she’s “had dirty looks from cashiers and other truckers in the bathrooms. All the bathrooms are single stalls, but going in and coming out is worrisome. Same with using the showers — you never know.” She parks as close to the building as possible and tries to arrive before dark. -Carolyn Magner Mason And Max Heine also wrote in their article.
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Source and credits: overdriveonline.com / Carolyn Magner Mason And Max Heine and Mario Pawlowski / iTrucker