A Cajun restaurant in Texas has got itself into a spot of bother after controversially labelling their male and female toilets with two pictures of Caitlyn Jenner before and after her transition.
The decision has angered many of the LGBTQ community who are slamming the move as transphobic.
It was first slated on Twitter by Dom DiFurio, who was eating at Dodie’s Place when he came across the designated pictures.
DiFurio told the Daily Dot Allen is not exactly the most liberally progressive of areas in the US state.
What’s going on here Dallas? pic.twitter.com/CgllDKliE2
— Dm (@DomDiFurio) October 30, 2017
Collin County, where Allen, Texas is, as a whole is considered a conservative bastion in North Texas.
I wouldn’t consider it a particularly great place to be LGBTQ.
I saw it as a bit of a physical manifestation of the wink and nod jokes told often to me when I see people from that part of town. The kind of jokes where you feel like the person telling the joke wants you to laugh to verify their inclinations, but doing so would perpetuate a terrible environment for anyone in the LGBTQ community.
I don’t understand how this has assumedly been up for as long as it has.
— Dm (@DomDiFurio) October 31, 2017
Caitlyn recently shared in inspirational Instagram post of her confidently strolling along a beach.
She wrote in the caption:
40 years ago my therapist asked me what my fantasy is. I told her walking on the beach being my authentic self.
Back in 2015, Caitlyn said she wasn't ready to 'expose' herself in a swimsuit.
A post shared by Caitlyn Jenner (@caitlynjenner) on
I just don't know if I'm ready to expose myself like that. Maybe down the line I'll feel more comfortable with myself. For right now, I just can't see myself doing it … To be honest with you, that'll happen at some point. I'm in no rush. I'm in no rush.
It's kind of scary because, you know, you're exposing yourself. I'm about as nervous as can possibly be right now … Ok, I did it. I got the bathing suit on. It was nerve-racking, but it felt very freeing. And I did see my reflection in the glass door – looked pretty good …
I've been comfortable by myself my entire life. This trip, I've been not at my house, I've been out, feeling extraordinarily comfortable being myself – and to be honest with you, it's scary, because I'm already thinking I don't want to go back there.
She's come a long way.