A transgender woman who was brutally beaten at a Baltimore area McDonald’s spoke out on Saturday, and said the attack was “definitely a hate crime” and that she’s been afraid to go out in public ever since.
Chrissy Lee Polis, 22, said she had a sex-change operation to become a woman, and that this isn’t the first time she’s been picked on physically because of her gender identity, reported the Baltimore Sun.
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Polis was attacked on April 18, when she got into a confrontation with two female patrons over use of the women’s restroom.
A 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile in the attack and charges are pending against an 18-year-old woman.
Update: Police have also charged Teonna Monae Brown, 18, with one count of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault in the attack on Polis.