Fraternity pledge accused of harassing transgender woman

3 years 9 months 1 day ago Friday, September 02 2016 Sep 2, 2016 Friday, September 02, 2016 9:07:00 PM CDT September 02, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri State University fraternity has suspended a pledge accused of harassing a transgender woman.

Officials with the school and the national headquarters of Sigma Nu Fraternity say the Monday incident is under investigation.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Alora Lemalu says she met the fraternity pledge through an online dating app and he requested her phone number. Lemalu says soon after he contacted her Monday, she received a barrage of messages from different numbers that were sexual in nature.

Lemalu says she believes the pledge gave out her number to other people, and she was targeted for being transgender. She says her online dating profile clearly states that she is transgender.

Lemalu wrote about the incident online, where it came to the attention of the school's Sigma Nu chapter president.

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