Horrifying video shows trans girl ‘harassed by school staff’ in bathroom

The Osseo Senior High School student uploaded a clip

A transgender girl in Minnesota has posted a horrifying video that appears to show Osseo Senior High School staff breaking into a bathroom stall while she was using the toilet.

Transgender teen Cece, who attends Osseo Senior High School in Maple Grove, Minnesota, posted two clips to Facebook of an incident in a women’s bathroom.

In the clip, the student is on the toilet with their trousers down while several adults, reportedly members of staff at the school, attempt to break into the locked stall.

“There’s no concern to safety just because I’m using the bathroom.”

One person can be seen peering over the top of the stall, before a stick is used to unlatch the lock on the stall door, which swings wide open in full view of several male and female staff members.

The student narrates: “I’m using the bathroom right now and they just violated me. They’re some perverts.

Trans girl Cece, a student at Osseo Senior High School student
Osseo Senior High School transgender student Cece

“There’s no concern to safety just because I’m using the bathroom.

“I’m so scared and violated right now. They just walked into the bathroom while I was using the bathroom for no reason.”

Osseo Senior High School claims clip ‘misrepresents’ the incident

The context of the clip could not be confirmed.

In a statement to CBS Minnesota, a spokesperson for the school claimed the video is “significantly misrepresenting the incident” but declined to give any alternate account of events.

The school said: “[The] staff works very hard every day to help ensure an inclusive school where all students feel welcome, respected and safe.

“We wish we could provide additional details about this incident but are committed to protecting the student’s right to data privacy.”

The school added: “When issues arise involving students, staff take appropriate actions to review the situation.”

Yahoo reports that the teen had been ordered not to use the women’s bathroom prior to the incident.

Osseo Senior High School slammed online

The video has attracted thousands of shares on Facebook and Twitter.

Many users condemned the school’s actions.

One said: “Doesn’t matter if she is trans or NOT!!! They violated her human rights. Standing in the bathroom waiting for her to come out is one thing. But the fact that they took the time using multiple items to get the door open is really sick.”

Another added: “No adult should be opening a bathroom stall door while the CHILD is using the bathroom and exposed!”

The Facebook post also attracted transphobic comments, with the top-rated comment claiming: “Take your ass to the mens bathroom you can’t force you’re alternative reality on other people facts is facts everyone of his cells has a Y chromosome witch makes him a male and males use the men restroom it’s common sense/”

The incident comes despite guidance issued by the Minnesota Department of Education in 2017, which states: “Transgender and gender nonconforming students should be afforded the opportunity to use the restroom of
their choice.

“Any student who wishes not to share a restroom with a transgender or gender nonconforming student can be provided a private space such as a single-user restroom.”

In October, a court ruled that a North Carolina anti-transgender law cannot be used to deny transgender people entry to public restrooms.

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Graduate fashion designer creates collection inspired by Vancouver weather

Image result for Graduate fashion designer creates collection inspired by Vancouver weatherVancouver weather has a reputation for being, well… quite unpredictable. We could have glorious sunshine one day, monsoon-style rain the next, and a light breeze for the days following.

But you don’t often hear about the weather being an inspiration for local creatives.

For Blanche Macdonald fashion design graduate, Savana Sheardown, Vancouver weather played a role in the creation of her final year collection Herbarium which was showcased at the school’s Cherry Bomb! fashion show earlier this week.

The budding young designer tells Daily Hive how her collection was inspired by “all things autumn; the first sign that it’s time to pull out your scarves, toques, and cozy up around the fire.”

And of course, the rain in Vancouver also inspired her collection.

Okanagan-born Sheardown has been living in Vancouver for the last three years and explains how the fall “colour changing of the leaves is much more drastic here than at home.” Her goal was to create a collection that boasts a “cozy, October feel.”

Using fabrics like tweed, silk, lace, and PVC, Sheardown brought her collection to life. Design techniques such as patchwork, crochet, and pressed flowers, give her pieces a unique and interesting finish.

“The burgundy dress was inspired by harvest-time corn, and the patchwork was also kind of corn-inspired. The raincoat was inspired by Vancouver weather; inside the jacket, I dried and pressed flowers from my mom’s garden and glued them into the see-through panels,” says Sheardown.

Designers that inspire Sheardown’s creative process are “Missoni” for their colourful knitwear, and also Karl Lagerfeld, “because who doesn’t think he is amazing?”

Sheardown explains how the Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival and Chilliwack Sunflower Festival were also very inspiring to her, particularly her work with pressed flowers.

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New private home sales plunge by half in October

New private home sales plunge by half in October

Stirling Residences sold 75 units at a median price of $1,738 psf. Ms Tricia Song of Colliers International said continued take-up at projects such as Stirling Residences, Park Colonial, The Tre Ver and JadeScape "underscored genuine demand in large
Stirling Residences sold 75 units at a median price of $1,738 psf. Ms Tricia Song of Colliers International said continued take-up at projects such as Stirling Residences, Park Colonial, The Tre Ver and JadeScape “underscored genuine demand in large city-fringe projects that offer ample facilities and (are) near MRT stations”.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

The lack of major new launches led demand for new private homes to shrink by almost half in October from a month earlier. But existing launches saw good pick-up three months after the July 6 cooling measures kicked in, analysts say.

Developers sold 487 units last month, down 48 per cent from 932 in September, and 36 per cent lower than the 761 units booked in October last year.

There was only one new launch – the 56-unit freehold condo 10 Evelyn located off Newton Road – which sold two units at a median price of $2,478 per sq ft (psf).

The 202 units from existing projects launched for sale last month were the lowest number since February this year.

“The meagre number of new units launched last month was unsurprising given that developers had put 1,169 units on the market from six non-landed launches in September,” said Ms Tricia Song, Colliers International’s head of research.

The trend is similar to that following earlier rounds of cooling measures “where the number of project launches, units launched and units sold eased in the third month of the measures”, Huttons Asia head of research Lee Sze Teck noted.

“This is likely to be a blip. Buyers are finding value in earlier launched projects and committing to a buy… Sales volumes are still heavily concentrated in the city fringe or rest of central region (RCR) largely due to a number of major launches in the RCR in 2018,” he added.

INTEREST IN EARLIER PROJECTS

Buyers are finding value in earlier launched projects and committing to a buy… Sales volumes are still heavily concentrated in the city fringe or rest of central region (RCR) largely due to a number of major launches in the RCR in 2018.

HUTTONS ASIA HEAD OF RESEARCH LEE SZE TECK, who says the trend is similar to that following earlier rounds of cooling measures “where the number of project launches, units launched and units sold eased in the third month of the measures”.

Ms Christine Sun, Orange Tee & Tie’s head of research and consultancy, noted that 485 of the 487 units sold were from existing launches, up from the average of 460 units sold from such launches in the past 12 months.

“This shows that demand for new homes at existing launches have seen a pick-up after the (July 6) measures,” she said.

The figures were released yesterday by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) based on its survey of licensed housing developers. The above figures exclude executive condominium (EC) units, which are a public-private housing hybrid.

Meanwhile, EC sales nearly doubled to 23 last month from 12 in September, reflecting pent-up demand due to limited stock.

Rivercove Residences has consistently sold at $1,000 psf since its launch in April this year.

Developers moved 510 units, including ECs, last month, reflecting a drop of nearly 46 per cent from September’s 944 units and also 48 per cent lower than the 972 units sold in October last year.

Last month’s top-selling project was Affinity at Serangoon, with 81 units sold at a median price of $1,499 psf. That’s more than double the 31 units sold in September.

Ms Song attributed strong sales to “the developer’s discount in pricing to below $1,500 psf from $1,584 psf in June”.

Stirling Residences sold 75 units at a median price of $1,738 psf; Park Colonial, 52 units at a median price of $1,754 psf; Riverfront Residences, 55 units at a median price of $1,327 psf; and The Tapestry, 26 units at a median price of $1,375 psf.

“Continued take-up at Stirling Residences, Park Colonial, The Tre Ver and JadeScape underscored genuine demand in large city-fringe projects that offer ample facilities and (are) near MRT stations. Projects that are priced affordably below $1,400 psf such as Riverfront Residences and The Tapestry in the suburbs also have supporters,” Ms Song added.

Cushman & Wakefield’s senior director Christine Li expects new sales to rebound this month, fuelled by new major launches such as Whistler Grand, Kent Ridge Residences, Parc Esta and Woodleigh Residences.

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Renewal by Andersen Countdown to Black Friday Sale

Image result for https://kdvr.com/2018/11/15/renewal-by-andersen-countdown-to-black-friday-sale-3/If your windows or doors need to be replaced, you could sit around for weeks waiting for a company or contractor to get back to you with an estimate. Or, you can call Renewal by Andersen and they`ll be out to your house within 48 hours of your call and they`ll provide you with a down-to-the-penny price quote – not an estimate.

This is a great time to call because Ted Kuenz of Renewal by Andersen is here with their biggest window and door sale of the year. It`s their countdown to Black Friday sale and it ends in just 8 days!

Now through November 23rd get $349 off every window get $949 off every door and, receive an extra 3% discount when you pay for your whole project with cash or check. Or, if you prefer to finance your project, get $0 down, 0 payments and 0% interest for 2 full years! There are only 8 days left in this sale, so call 720-943-9200 now to schedule your appointment and lock in this great deal.

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