andiAndi Dier is a man who lives with his parents on Long Island. Dier identifies “as a woman.” He claims that The Irish Times pub’s security staff in Holbrook, New York discriminated against him by noticing that his state issued driver’s permit didn’t look like the way he presented himself at the pub. Presumably, his license has a photo similar to the photo above, but Dier looked more like this:

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According to Dier:

“I had makeup on. I patiently explained that I was transgender. In response, the staff condescendingly told me, “… that’s your fault.” Demanding that I come back with a new I.D. But this card was not expired. I haven’t had any surgery. And they wouldn’t have told a cisgender girl that her I.D. was invalid simply because she decided to sport makeup that night which she hadn’t previously photographed. This is a clear issue of discrimination.

When I tried asking for the manager the staff not only ignored my request; they violently slammed me against the wall when I was not attempting to advance any further into the building. One of them, bearing three times more weight, kept charging at me with untempered fury; breaking the door behind him. This was after I requested their names and upon noticing my phone in hand they attempted to steal and smash it.”

Dier seems to have his own issues with managing his temper, as earlier this year, he relentlessly trolled the Facebook page of Cathy Brennan with misogynistic comments, despite repeated requests to stop.

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Dier posted the following audio clips on SoundCloud, which do not shed further light.

https://soundcloud.com/andi-dier/iphone-theft-and-smash-attempt

https://soundcloud.com/andi-dier/the-irish-times-pubs-assault

Dier also claims that the pub staff intentionally misgendering him as a “he.”

Andi Dier’s Tumblr Account of Being Discriminated Against.

The usual suspects have now taken to social media to rail against the pub: