Susanmillers Blog

My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Long awaited P-Club update.

Well this is not my normal type of post about me going out as Susan but it is still about me and my life as Susan so I guess it counts. It has been a long wait but the State appellate court ruled this morning on our case against the P-Club for discrimination, You can read about it on Oregon Live. The court ruled in our favor and rejected all of the points Chris Penner used in his appeal.

For those new to my blog our group went to this bar every Friday for a couple years till the owner left 2 voice messages telling us not to come back because his bar was not a tranny bar. You can read about when this happened on my blog from that day here and there is a link on this page to Cassandra’s YouTube page where she actually plays the 2 voice messages he left explaining that his bar was not a tranny bar and that was why he didn’t want us back.

Now from this video we were contacted by an attorney named Beth Allen who wanted to talk to us and and 6 of us went to meet here, Cassandra and her wife Peggy, Cristine, Victoria, Chris and of course me. Beth was awesome and wanted to take our case so the 6 of us signed on with her. Well it was only a week or so later and BOLI (Oregon bureau of labor and industry) who actually deals with civil rights cases also contacted Cassandra and when they herd we had talked to an attorney said they couldn’t talk to us then. well a day later Beth called us and said that BOLI wanted to meet with us so the 6 of us agreed thinking we would be going in and trying to convince them what happened. well when we met with the 3 investigators from BOLI it was clear we didn’t have to convince them. they wanted to pursue this and use us as witnesses which is what happened. We didn’t actually file a law suit or complaint. BOLI investigated and found our rights had been violated and then Brad Avakian who is the commissioner of BOLI filed the complaint in his name on our behalf. Now Beth our attorney who was awesome got appointed to a judge position and had to give up our case so she found us a new attorney named Sue-Del McCulloch and she took over our case for us and she was Awesome.

Now this was a really interesting thing to be involved in and I am glad I stepped forward and got to take part in it. Funny thing is 7 years ago I was working up the courage just to go out and now I have testified in a court hearing and been interviewed on TV as Susan.

Thanks for reading

Sue-Del McCulloch

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September 23, 2015 - Posted by | P-Club, transgender | , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Makes me proud to be an Oregonian! Congratulations! I’m reading the Ct of Appeals decision now, but wanted to leave a note right away.

    Comment by Brenda Clark | September 24, 2015 | Reply

  2. Hi Susan,

    Thanks for the update. Very interesting and I was pleased to read all about the decision in the Oregon Court of Appeals that upheld the judgment against the P club that banned transgender customers – hallelujah and many thanks for supplying the link.

    You have played your part and I guess you are feeling very proud to have done what you did – well you should be!

    You girls still get out but you have moved your custom elsewhere and been welcomed. The new places enjoy your custom and the P club is no more.

    I hope the message is now out there that you cannot just ban people because of being LCGT.

    Amen to that.

    Big Hugs TinaCortina xx

    Comment by TinaCortina | September 24, 2015 | Reply


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