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Transphobic Colorado

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Jamie D:

--- Quote from: Kira1981 on February 11, 2012, 03:49:26 pm ---I live in a isolated part of southern Colorado. It is pure hell. I am constantly harrassed and bullied. The people next door bust out laughing every time they see me. The man downstairs purposely blasts his stereo 24  7. and calls me fag boy. And told me that I will live as a man and be treated as one. I am forced to live as a man in the wrong gender until I escape next month in March.

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I don't know where you are exactly, but I am willing to bet your community has "excessive noise" codes.  Usually they have a time after which the excessive noise is illegal.

First, talk to your landlord about the problem.  Indicate that the neighbor is likely in violation of the law and the terms of the rental agreement.  Then call the cops when your neighbor is in violation.

Kira1981:
I appreciate your reply Cindy. And Jamie yes there are noise codes. Quiet time is between the hours of 10PM and 6AM.

titsup:

--- Quote from: Kira1981 on February 11, 2012, 03:49:26 pm ---I live in a isolated part of southern Colorado. It is pure hell. I am constantly harrassed and bullied. The people next door bust out laughing every time they see me. The man downstairs purposly blasts his stereo 24  7. and calls me fag boy. And told me that I will live as a man and be treated as one. I am forced to live as a man in the wrong gender until I escape next month in March.

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come on March, who said transitioning would be easy?

titsup:

--- Quote from: Cindy James on February 12, 2012, 12:26:59 am ---Hang in Honey,
The problem isn't with you it's the fools who cannot accept you that have the problem. If they cannot accept you, you can bet they cannot accept themselves and are just plain jealous of you. You will be out of it soon, but they won't be. Use the time to practice stuff, voice, makeup etc. Don't let the fools get to you.

And we are here for you.

Cindy

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 so true, but it does little to correct the hurt this Colorado girl is feeling

Jamie D:

--- Quote from: Kira1981 on February 13, 2012, 07:47:27 pm ---I appreciate your reply Cindy. And Jamie yes there are noise codes. Quiet time is between the hours of 10PM and 6AM.

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Kira, then you neighbor is not only violating his rental agreement (which standard agreements contain clauses which require the lessees to comply with the law and agree to basic codes of conduct), but the violations put the landlord in the position of not complying with your agreement, which pre-supposes a violation-free environment.

Tell the landlord that you rented your apartment with the expectation of being able to sleep between 10 and 6, and avoid harassment, and until the violations are stopped, you are within your legal rights to withhold rent for the substandard housing.  That usually gets their attention.

Tenants who harass other tenants are subject to eviction and possible legal action.  Landlords who allow this conduct can also be prosecuted.

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