A transgender woman in Stoke-on-Trent has told of an incident in which a woman walking with two children spat at her.
Speaking to StokeonTrentLive, 57-year-old Fiona Wood said: “I was at Staffordshire University and I just went for a walk along Leek Road. It just happened without warning.
“It was done by a woman with two children. She just spat at me as she walked past. It was pure hatred.
“It’s very hard to react when something like that happens. I felt disbelief, it was total shock. Instead of going out, I just went straight home and stayed in all day.”
She added: “With the attitude to the community in America with Trump and his white supremacist comments and everything else, it has given some people a free reign towards discriminating against us.
“Then there is what’s happening in Birmingham in the education system.
“You get more people standing up and shouting now but we need to say that it’s okay to be different.”
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