A transgender woman said she videotaped a passenger on the 4 express train who assaulted her because of her gender identity Thursday.
The recording, reportedly taken on April 28 by activist Pearl Love, was posted on Facebook Monday and was shared over 1,300 times by Wednesday evening.
Love wrote in her post that she was on her way to an event for the Trans Latina network around 4:30 p.m. when she changed trains at 125th Street. She said the woman started to taunt her, employing both transphobic and racial slurs.
“I ignored her and kept reading my book,” Love wrote.
When the train reached 86th Street, Love said the abuse became more intense. That’s when she reached for her phone to start recording.