A Prince Albert woman is speaking out about what she calls transgender discrimination at the Northern Lights Casino.
“It’s very hard on me, I feel like I did something wrong, which I shouldn’t feel,” Lexus Herman said.
Herman claims she was confronted by an employee at the casino on Aug. 31 after using the women’s washroom and was publicly shamed when the gender listed on her ID and the gender she identifies as didn’t match.
“This is the new age, the new generation. No one should face this kind of discrimination anymore; this is sickening,” she said.
Northern Lights Casino general manager Richard Ahenakew said the incident is under review and apologized that Herman was made to feel discriminated against.
This is the second time Herman says she’s felt discriminated at the casino. Last time she says she was also confronted outside a washroom.
Herman said she is currently in the process of filing a human rights complaint and hopes for more education in Saskatchewan about transgender rights.
A handful of gender and sexual diversity activists raised their flags as part of a peaceful protest to raise awareness of transgender rights. They gathered in front of the Northern Lights Casino on Monday, Sept. 5 to support Herman.