Trans Kiwi is bul­lied at mall

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A trans­gen­der Kiwi has spo­ken out af­ter be­ing bul­lied in an Auck­land mall.

Auck­land woman Mary Had­dock­S­tani­land said she had ‘‘had a gutsful’’ af­ter she was ‘‘hissed at’’ by a group of teenagers.

‘‘They hissed at me as you would ex­pect some­one to do when you are try­ing to co­erce a dog,’’ she said.

Had­dock-Stan­liand took to Snapchat on Fri­day to de­scribe her ex­pe­ri­ence in a video. She said she had re­ceived hun­dreds of pos­i­tive re­sponses to the three minute long post.

She said there was an ex­pec­ta­tion that be­cause she had put her­self out there as ad­vo­cate for trans­gen­der peo­ple, she was ex­pected to ac­cept abuse.

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