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Woman banned from Planet Fitness for exposing ‘trans woman’ shaving in the female locker rooms doubles down and vows to keep fighting: ‘I’m not afraid’

The woman banned from Planet Fitness for exposing a ‘trans woman‘ shaving in the female locker rooms has doubled down and vowed to keep fighting after her membership was revoked.  

Patricia Silva was barred from the gym in Alaska after she detailed an incident where she said she saw a transgender woman in her locker room.

The gym reaffirmed its decision and said although some members may feel uncomfortable sharing facilities, ‘[this] discomfort is not a reason to deny access to the transgender member.’

‘I’m here for the long haul. I am going to help make a difference, however that looks,’ she said to Fox News Digital on Wednesday in response to the ban.

‘I’m not afraid. The libs can threaten me all day long, and I just feel like I’ve got the armor of God on me. They cannot penetrate my soul. They can’t take my joy unless I give it to them, so that’s kind of where I’m at.’

Patricia Silva has doubled down and vowed to keep fighting after her membership to Planet Fitness was revoked for complaining about ‘trans woman.’ ‘I’m here for the long haul. I am going to help make a difference, however that looks,’ she told Fox News Digital on Wednesday

Silva said the employee who told her friend that complained about that person still using the women's locker room 'if you are uncomfortable you can go into a stall'

Silva said the employee who told her friend that complained about that person still using the women’s locker room ‘if you are uncomfortable you can go into a stall’

 Backlash against the ban led to the company’s valuation plummeting by $400 million in five days.

Silva told The New York Post the ‘trans woman’ is still using the female locker room and has assistance from staff while they are in there.

‘He has an employee who is assisting him in the bathroom,’ Silva said. ‘My friend said to his accompanied Planet Fitness rep that he needs to leave.’

According to Silva, the employee, ‘told my friend that if you are uncomfortable you can go into a stall.’

‘Another friend of mine went to that gym the other day and he was in there — shaving his face again,’ she said.

‘He is dressed as a man. His hair is cut short. It appeared that he was dressed, shaving his face and getting ready to leave for the day.

Silva posted a video describing her experience at the gym on Facebook in early March.

Patricia Silva, was banned from the Planet Fitness after posting about a trans woman using the female locker room, said that person now gets an employee escort to into the bathrooms

Patricia Silva, was banned from the Planet Fitness after posting about a trans woman using the female locker room, said that person now gets an employee escort to into the bathrooms

She said she had just finished working out at Planet Fitness’ Fairbanks location, when she saw the person, whom she called ‘a man with a penis,’ carrying out his routine in front of a 12-year-old girl.

Silva, who has previously run for Fairbanks Borough Assembly, told the ‘trans woman’ they should really be using the male locker room. The trans woman replied that they were ‘LGB.’

Silva then took a picture of the person and shared it online and recounted her experience in a Facebook video: ‘I just came out of Planet Fitness.

‘There is a man shaving in the women’s bathroom. I love him in Christ. He is a spiritual being having a human experience.

‘He doesn’t like his gender so he wants to be a woman, but I’m not comfortable with him shaving in my bathroom. I just thought I’d say it out loud.’

Silva – who has shared QAnon conspiracy theories on social media – also described the encounter in a written post online.

Former Planet Fitness gym goer Patricia Silva has defended her reaction in a series of Facebook postings

Former Planet Fitness gym goer Patricia Silva has defended her reaction in a series of Facebook postings 

‘I went to planet fitness… Walked in the bathroom, and there stands a MAN shaving… I looked at him, said “hey” … he looked up… and I said, “You are a man shaving in the women’s bathroom, and I am not OK with that.”

‘He replied… “Well, I’m LGB…”

‘Whatever that is… nevertheless, I told him “You’re a MAN and you’re invading my space!”

‘He wanted to argue to justify why he can be there… I walked away…

‘I stepped out of the locker room and loudly asked the front desk, “Are you aware that there is a MAN shaving in the women’s bathroom… I’m not OK with that ⁉️” The two men standing at the desk, put their heads down, and their tails between their legs! As I was walking out the door…at my back, a woman shouts “it’s a girl”… I shouted back “it’s a man!”‘

Planet Fitness – headed by CEO Craig Benson – revoked Silva’s membership and filed a police report against her, citing her violation of gym policy by taking photos and/or videos in the locker room.

Her actions clashed with the gym’s commitment to ‘creating an inclusive and safe environment.’

Planet Fitness’ statement shared by Libs of TikTok followed the same line. They doubled down on their decision.

Pictured: Planet Fitness CEO Craig Benson

Pictured: Planet Fitness CEO Craig Benson

The gym said although some members may feel uncomfortable sharing facilities, [this] discomfort is not a reason to deny access to the transgender member'

The gym said although some members may feel uncomfortable sharing facilities, [this] discomfort is not a reason to deny access to the transgender member’

Backlash against the ban say the company's valuation to plummet $400 million in five days

Backlash against the ban say the company’s valuation to plummet $400 million in five days

In their statement, the gym said that the staff should ‘work with members and employees to address this discomfort [sharing facilities with transgender members] and to foster a climate of understanding consistent with the Judgment Free character of Planet Fitness.’

The statement continued: ‘Planet Fitness staff shall strive to address transgender members with names, titles, pronouns, and other terms consistent with their self-reported gender identity, if reasonably known to the Planet Fitness staff.’

The statement said that ‘a transgender woman shall be referred to by her preferred name and female pronouns.’

And a ‘transgender man shall be referred to by his preferred name and male pronouns.’

It concluded that the gym ‘reserves the right to terminate a person’s membership immediately for any violation of this policy.’