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Trans woman speaks about her behavior at GameStop: "I wouldn't change a single thing."

Tiffany Moore speaks about her GameStop outburst.
Photo credit:
KOB-4

The Albuquerque woman who was filmed yelling at a GameStop employee during the holidays has come forward to explain her behavior. 

Tiffany Moore was trying to return a video game to the electronics franchise, but the employee behind the counter kept misgendering her after she told him several times of her preferred pronoun. 

Her anger escalated to a fever pitch as she stormed out of the store, kicking down a display on the way. The whole thing was caught on camera and quickly went viral

Arizona's KOB-TV sat down with Moore this past Wednesday to discuss the incident.

"I was so angry at that point because, literally, five or six times he had called me Sir. He got me so fuming angry and I was cussing," Moore said.

People, some even in the LGBT community, criticized Moore for her behavior. Several memes were created mocking her actions, but she says that doesn't bother her. 

"What's really sad is it's bringing so many bigots out of the woodwork," she said. 

Moore adds that trans folks are just like everyone else, "We're humans just like you. We're people just like you."

In regards to her public display, Moore says she has no regrets. 

"Yeah, I could have reacted a whole lot better,” she said. “But you know what, I look back at it and if I could, I wouldn't change a single thing. I would do it 100,000 times again. I would kick over that display 100,000 times again. Because my actions were justified. I mean, it was blatant and malicious hate. It was blatant and malicious misgendering."

GameStop is standing by its employee and issued the following statement

GameStop prides itself on having a very diverse workforce, many of whom are members of the transgender community. We proudly support and serve everyone who enters our stores regardless of gender or gender expression. 

The incident that occurred between Tiffany Moore and our GameStop associate was unfortunate. We believe our associate acted professionally after mis-speaking by apologizing and remaining calm to de-escalate the situation.

Like other corporations committed to inclusiveness, we are continually learning. This incident reminds us to continue pursuing efforts to ensure GameStop remains a diverse, inclusive culture that celebrates every person’s unique value.

If you have questions about the trans community or are trans yourself and need resources visit The San Diego LGBT Community Center HERE. Or call  619.692.2077