March 07, 2013
First off this is a straight bathhouse. But this news is of interest because we reported a similar story a few weeks ago. See Bathhouse sued for discrimination after management told a FTM trans person he could not use the men’s shower.
Spa World in Centreville, Va asked an FTM to leave its premises because homosexual or transgender people are not allowed. But spa manager James Lee claims it was a misunderstanding saying,
“The Korean-English barrier just made a small miscommunication. There was a woman inside of the woman’s sauna, and we had many complaints about that particular person, stating there was a man inside of the woman’s locker room, it caught us all off-guard,”
Bottom line says spa manager James Lee, everyone in the LGBT community is welcome. According to Lee, Spa World’s policy is to allow customers of any sexual orientation or gender identity. As for any future complaints regarding transgender customers, Lee says they won’t be asked to leave again.
You can also visit their official Facebook page to read a letter from the owner and comments from customers.