Denver’s Tryst Lounge agrees to comply with Colorado anti-discrimination laws after transgender woman filed charge with the Colorado Civil Rights Division

DENVER (March 15, 2017) -- The Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), and Colorado Civil Rights Commission announced the settlement of a charge of discrimination involving Tryst Lounge of Denver (15th Street Drink and Dine, LLC d/b/a The Drink, Tryst Lounge & LaMark 15 (Tryst)).

The Colorado Civil Rights Division is charged with enforcing the State's anti-discrimination laws in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations.

“We are very pleased to reach a settlement relating to a charge of discrimination filed against Tryst Lounge by a transgender woman that was noticed for hearing by the Commission,” noted CCRD Director Aubrey Elenis. “Tryst has committed to effective and consistent enforcement of the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), which prohibits discriminatory treatment based on sex, sexual orientation, and transgender status, among other protected classes.”

Tryst will create and implement an anti-discrimination policy, inform current and future employees of the policy, provide training to staff members in anti-discrimination laws, acknowledges it is a covered entity under CADA, and agrees that a person has a right to use a restroom consistent with his or her gender identity.

Tryst has agreed to post signs within its establishment that identify gender neutral restrooms.

Go to our Feb. 24, 2017 advisory for more information specifically about transgender rights under CADA in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations. CCRD works to eliminate and prevent discrimination in these areas through investigation, education, mediation and enforcement.

 
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