Max / by Tiph Browne

Max

“Cause if you’re a girl, I would give you a chance”. He kept harassing me

-Max, 22, He/Him

 

One time I went to this queer hip hop concert in a warehouse. It was in an area with no residential buildings or streetlights. I went three or four blocks away to the bodega to buy some Gatorade, and I went to use the ATM and this guy asked me if I was a boy or a girl. This was before I was on testosterone so I didn’t really “pass”. I said, no I’m a boy, but he insisted that I was a girl and told me that he was not going to let me use the ATM until I admitted to him that I was a girl. When I asked why he was asking he said, “Cause if you’re a girl, I would give you a chance”. He kept harassing me. Then finally I got him to move out of the way so I could use the ATM, but he just stood there and hovered over me asking me for money.