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Transgender Woman Sues Gym Over Changing-Room Use

Category: News Affecting the Community

26 December 2015 - Japan Times

Transgender Woman Sues Gym Over Changing-Room Use

Kyoto JAPAN:: A transgender business manager in the city of Kyoto sued major fitness club operator Konami Sports Club Co. on Friday, saying she was forced to use its facility in Kyoto Prefecture as a man before undergoing sex reassignment surgery.

The woman, who is in her 40s, seeks 4.7 million Yen in compensation for the emotional suffering caused, in a civil lawsuit filed at the Kyoto District Court. According to the lawsuit, the business manager has been diagnosed by a doctor as having gender identity disorder and was about to undergo surgery in March 2014.