Riley Del Rey (USA)

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Riley Del Rey, a man who identifies as a transgender woman, claims he was fired from an internship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (“CHCI”), under the leadership of Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, in 2015 “because [he] is transgender.”

Del Rey alleges he was terminated the same day the his supervisors told him “they had received information that caught them ‘off guard'” and that he “believes staff in the congresswoman’s office had just become aware that [he] is transgender.”

Del Rey “says [he] is raising the allegations now … because of a slew of stories in the news about sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace” and that “the views of transgender people” are “missing in the nationwide debate.” No one here is surprised; we already know men tend to feel left out when conversations aren’t all about them.

Transgender woman alleges discrimination at Rep. Lujan Grisham’s office