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Ivan E. Coyote is doing what she does best. She's telling a story and this one is about her experiences in public washrooms, the place where her gender is most often questioned.
"I've frightened women, I've been screamed at, I've been hit in the head with purses. Once in the Toronto airport, I got dragged out of the stall with my pants at my ankles. That security guy was lucky I had to make a connecting flight, otherwise I'd have had his job," she says. And from her tone, there's no doubt that she would have.
"I have been trying to define my gender my whole life, and I'm beyond it now," she says. "Ever since I can remember, people have been …