Trans actress Tommy Dorfman claimed two Delta Air Lines employees “intentionally” misgendered her at LaGuardia Airport in New York City over the holidays.
The “13 Reasons Why” star shared a since-deleted TikTok video earlier this week of herself confronting the gate agents about what she described as a “human rights violation.”
One staffer was heard using Dorfman’s preferred pronoun “she” before mistakenly switching to “he” in the clip, prompting the 31-year-old star to interrupt him.
“You just misgendered me again,” she said. “Multiple times. Both of you have.”
The worker calmly responded, “It wasn’t intentional, but if you want to take it personal, that’s also OK.”
As Dorfman continued to voice her concerns, the employee called out her “condescending” tone.
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“If you want to continue, I’ll have Port Authority escort you out of the building right this moment if you want to play that game with me,” he warned. “Would you like to continue three days before Christmas? I really don’t mind.”
The “Love in the Time of Corona” star wrote in the caption of her post, which she deleted Wednesday morning, that the male agent was named Tristan and that “he was fine with” the footage being shared online. She did not publicly name the female employee who also allegedly misgendered her.
“when you try to advocate for yourself at @delta and are met woth [sic] even more transpbobia [sic] and threats of being arrested at laguardia,” she added. “didnt realize it was condescending to flag a human rights violation after another employee misgendered me incessantly.”
It is unclear what led to the confrontation.
In a statement to Newsweek, a spokesperson for Delta said the airline was “aware of the video and looking into the matter, including reaching out to our customer to understand more about what occurred.”
Page Six has reached out to Delta and a rep for Dorfman for comment.
The actor came out as transgender in 2021, describing transitioning as “liberating and clarifying.”