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Stacey Dash exposes herself as an unapologetic transphobe

Stacey Dash wants trans people to use the bushes.
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Conservative political commentator Stacey Dash is causing controversy yet again and this time, she’s got the transgender community in her crosshairs.

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Nischelle Turner, the “Clueless” star turned Fox News contributor discusses how, in her new book, There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative, she takes aim at Caitlyn Jenner for wanting to use the women’s restroom. 

“It’s tyranny by the minority,” Dash said referring to the current political battle over trans rights. “Why do I have to suffer because you can’t decide what you wanna be that day? It’s your body! So, it’s your decision, right? We all make choices.”

When Turner pointed out that transgender people wouldn’t classify their gender identity as a “choice,” Dash wasn’t having it.

“OK, then go [to the bathroom] in the bushes,” she fired back. “I don’t know what to tell you, but I’m not gonna put my child’s life at risk because you want to change a law. So that you can be comfortable with your beliefs — which means I have to change my beliefs and my rights? No.”

Sadly, but unsurprisingly, Dash, like many other conservatives, is promoting the bald-face lie that by allowing transgender people to use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity, women and children are being put at risk. In truth, while there have been zero incidents involving transgender people attacking anyone in a restroom, 70 percent of trans people say they have been denied entrance, harassed or attacked when attempting to use public facilities.

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You can see Stacey Dash's interview HERE

Editor's note: This post was originally published on our media partner HuffPost Queer Voices.