LGBTQIA Women's Rights

Trans Model Chased During Transphobic Attack

Trans model Tia Latham, best known for appearing on ITV2 reality show Survival of the Fittest, was allegedly subjected to transphobic slurs by a group of men, who chased her and then vandalized her car.

Latham, 29, had returned from a gas station with her friend Charley Grabczak, where they bought wine and snacks for a film night at Grabczak’s flat in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, on the night of January 17.

CCTV footage sent to PinkNews shows Latham getting out of her BMW with her friend and walking towards Grabczak’s apartment building, when two men run towards them.

Both Latham and Grabczak, 20, were able to get inside before the men reached them.

However, after not being able to reach Latham, the men then started to damage Latham’s car, with one of them using a metal pole that he had been carrying and the other kicking the left wing mirror until it partially broke off.

Grabczak, who is gay, told PinkNews that he heard the men shouting “tr*nny and gay boy” at him and Latham as they ran inside the building.

Latham said “This is 2019, this doesn’t make sense whatsoever, it’s disgusting.”

She added: “ If we hadn’t got inside when we did we would have got hit by that metal pole.I want to bring awareness to [incidents] like this. This is going on all around the world. We shouldn’t have to put up with this.”