Being transgender is no excuse for indecent behaviour

A man who exposed himself to young girls in a YMCA change room has been charged with public indecency.

The pretense of being trans is no excuse to show his penis to girls in the female change rooms.

Rachel Glines, of Fairborn, was charged in Xenia Municipal Court with three counts of public indecency, for incidents in September, November, and a third incident between November 2021 and 2022 in which three underage girls were present. The charges are all fourth-degree misdemeanors.

A Xenia city councilman says if the city is successful in prosecuting Glines, they may go after the YMCA of Greater Dayton next for aiding and abetting.

The YMCA of Greater Dayton has said that state non-discrimination laws require it to allow transgender individuals to use locker rooms, changing rooms and bathrooms that align with their gender identity. They say posted locker room guidelines ask patrons to “remain properly covered while in public areas of the locker room.”

Xenia police received “several complaints of a naked man in the females’ locker room” of the YMCA branch, which is located on Progress Drive in Xenia, according to the criminal complaint.

Binary spokeswoman Kirralie Smith said it was a good move.

“Male bodies are male bodies regardless of how they are dressed or undressed,” she said.

“Females of all ages deserve fair and safe spaces and services where they do not have to encounter male bodies, especially naked ones.

“The law must support girls and women who require privacy in changerooms.”