Trans woman sues NYC yoga studio for $5 million after being told to leave women's locker room: 'Humiliation'

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A transgender woman sued a New York City yoga studio on Monday after being asked to exit the women's locker room at the studio and being told to use the men's facilities, according to a court filing.

Ali Miles, also known as Dylan Miles, according to the complaint, is suing Hot Yoga Chelsea for $5 million after management asked Miles to exit the women's locker room following a yoga class.

Hot Yoga Chelsea management prohibited Miles from using the Women's facilities, according to the filing.

"Miles sat down with the manager and owner and specifically told the manager about Miles’ gender status, and informed that Miles most closely aligned with female gender identity and that Miles intended to and wished to use a private non-gender specific restroom and locker room.," the filing said.

After the yoga class, Miles entered the women's locker room and other women "complained" about Miles "presence," according to the filing.

This filing is the third gender-identity discrimination lawsuit Miles has filed in 13 months, the New York Post reported.

Hot Yoga Chelsea management allegedly told Miles to use the men's facilities after being escorted out of the women's locker rooms.

"Miles' use of single-gender locker room and bathroom labeled Men, made Miles suffer shame, humiliation, and frustration. Miles, against Miles' wishes and intent, was forced to use a locker room and bathroom that was not most closely aligned with Miles' gender," the filing read.... (Read more)