Nicole Milania Blanco, a pre-operative transgender woman, claims he wasn’t allowed into downtown Tucson’s JunXion Bar on Saturday, Feb. 1, while his friends were allowed to go in. Blanco believes it is because he is transgender. In fact, it could be because Blanco works as a prostitute and the bar did not want illegal activity at the bar. Blanco also described the crowd at the bar as “urban” and the bar itself as “ghetto,” so it is also possible that he was barred because of his apparent racism.
The City of Tucson bans discrimination based on gender identity.