Settlement reached in Long Beach transgender haircut case

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A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit with a Long Beach barbershop that was accused of refusing to give a haircut to a transgender man. (KABC)

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit with a Long Beach barbershop that was accused of refusing to give a haircut to a transgender man.

Rose Trevis and his attorney Gloria Allred had filed suit against Hawleywood's Barber Shop, alleging discrimination on the basis of gender and gender identity.

Trevis said when he went to the shop for a haircut in March, he was told they did not cut women's hair.

According to the lawsuit, the shop's website describes it as a "men's sanctuary."

"I was disturbed that a public business would have the audacity to deny me service because I was perceived to be a woman," Trevis said. "It was quite humiliating and shameful, to be ridiculed and given the excuse that I couldn't receive a haircut for that reason."

Under the settlement, Hawleywood's Barber Shop agreed not to discriminate based on gender and to pay Trevis and his attorney an undisclosed amount. The shop did not admit to any wrongdoing.
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