The Starbucks manager filmed screaming at a customer for being ‘transphobic’ after she used the word ‘lady’ to describe a non-binary member of staff is an outspoken campaigner for trans rights, we can reveal.
Until today the identity of the coffee shop worker filmed berating a woman and throwing her out of a branch of the chain in Southampton in footage that went viral has remained secret – but MailOnline can reveal she is Luna Spain, 28.
The dramatic footage led to widespread speculation over the identity of the person caught on camera screaming at Vanessa Thomas, 55, after she inadvertently referred to one of her colleague’s as a ‘lady.’
Luna had been working in the Starbucks, which is partially owned by a licensor for the past six months combining the job with studying for a degree in Environmental Science at the Open University.
She was raised in Gosport, Hampshire where she attended a local secondary school but has been living in Southampton for the past five years.
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