Andy Bowen is a man who identifies as a woman. Bowen was recently named executive director of New Jersey’s statewide GLBT rights group, Garden State Equality. Prior to this position, Bowen worked in the District of Columbia to ensure the destruction of women-only space. Specifically, Bowen targeted a homelss shelter that provided refuge for vulnerable women because the shelter did not house male-bodied transwomen. Bowen reflects the mindset of many transgender activists to discount and ignore the concerns of women who do not want to share sex-segregated space with males. Such forced inclusion often results in sexual assault of actual women by the men who identify as women, as demonstrated by the Christopher Hambrook and Paris Green cases.