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Delta Airlines employee stands up to transgender bully causing scene at airport gate over pronouns: 'Human rights violation'
Image sources: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images (L), TikTok @tommy.dorfman screenshot (R)

Delta Airlines employee stands up to transgender bully causing scene at airport gate over pronouns: 'Human rights violation'

A Delta Airlines employee went viral over the Christmas holiday for standing up to a transgender activist who was causing a scene for allegedly having been "misgendered."

The video shows transgender actor Tommy Dorfman — a biological man who identifies as a woman — confront Delta Airlines gate agents at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Saturday. The video doesn't show what happened prior to the confrontation, but the Delta employees are clearly upset that they can't help other customers because Dorfman is causing a scene.

Dorfman's grievance was that the employees "intentionally" misgendered him by not using female pronouns to refer to him, a charge one of the employees denied.

"It wasn't intentional, but if you want to take it personally, that's also OK," the Delta employee said.

"Well, she did do it intentionally, twice," Dorfman argued, referring to another gate agent.

"I did not do it intentionally," that female gate agent responded.

When Dorfman reiterated his accusation, the primary gate agent stood his ground.

"You're being condescending, and if you want to continue, I'll have Port Authority escort you out of the building if you want to play that game with me," the Delta employee said. "Would you like to continue three days before Christmas? I really don't mind."

"I'm good," Dorfman conceded.

The video was originally uploaded to Dorfman's TikTok account. The video has since been taken down. In his description of the incident, Dorfman accused the Delta employee of a "human rights violation."

He said, according to the Washington Examiner:

When you try to advocate for yourself at @delta and are met with even more transphobia and threats of being arrested at LaGuardia. Tristan, the employee, said he was fine with me posting this. Didn't realize it was condescending to flag a human rights violation after another employee misgendered me incessantly.

Dorfman, moreover, confirmed that Port Authority was dispatched over the incident.

"The man actually called port authority. Two police officers actually showed up ~10 min later and spoke to me and my partner about the incident," Dorfman wrote on TikTok, according to the Washington Examiner.

Delta Airlines, meanwhile, is not saying much.

"We're aware of the video and looking into the matter, including reaching out to our customer to understand more about what occurred," the company said.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

Staff Writer

Chris is a staff writer for Blaze News. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can reach him at cenloe@blazemedia.com.
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