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Cis woman locked up with men thought to be transgender: outrage ensues

Cis woman locked up with men thought to be transgender: outrage ensues

Fior Pichardo de Veloz, a cisgender woman visiting from the Dominican Republic was arrested November 2013 on an outstanding warrant at Miami customs. But due to a medical condition, she was taken to a hospital where a nurse at intake noticed that she takes estrogen and due to male tells mistakenly identified her as transgender. Fior […]

Trans Prisoner Attempted Self Surgery

Trans Prisoner Attempted Self Surgery

Following an increase in focus on British transgender women being held in male facilities Labour MP and Shadow Minister For Women Cat Smith has made changing the treatment of transgender prisoners a mission. She spoke in parliament this week, saying that since taking up the issue of the Ministry of Justice treatment of transgender prisoners […]

Transgender Inmate Tara Hudson To Be Released Early

Transgender Inmate Tara Hudson To Be Released Early

Tara Hudson, a transgender woman who has been serving a 12 week sentence, is to be released from prison early.  Tara came to public attention and received international attention when she was initially sent to an all-male facility following her sentencing due to the fact that she did not have a Gender Recognition Certificate, despite […]

UK Trans Prisoner: ‘I’m So Close To Ending My Life’

UK Trans Prisoner: ‘I’m So Close To Ending My Life’

A female transgender prisoner has written to the UK parliament stating that during her time in prison she has been mistreated, sexually abused and is close to ending her own life. The letter has been published as part of the evidence of the ongoing transgender enquiry, and raises some extremely serious concerns as to the […]

No Pride In Prison to Protest Rape and Beating of Auckland Trans Inmate

No Pride In Prison to Protest Rape and Beating of Auckland Trans Inmate

A transgender woman held in Auckland South was beaten and raped by 7 men after being moved into general population Wednesday according to “No Pride in Prison’. The advocacy group says that they have confirmed the assault with family members and have announced a rally for the 10th of October. ‘She was taken out of […]

Trans inmate Ashley Diamond Released 3 years into a 12 year sentence

Trans inmate Ashley Diamond Released 3 years into a 12 year sentence

In a surprise move, the Georgia Department of Corrections has released transgender woman Ashley Diamond after she served 3 years of a twelve-year sentence. Ashley was released after the SPLC filed a lawsuit suing the department for a plethora of inhumanities imposed on her while incarcerated. Last year Ashley smuggled out 11 short videos documenting […]

Start Fighting For Transgender Rights

Start Fighting For Transgender Rights

This has been an amazing week for the LGB community. The Supreme Court of the United States of America has made same-sex marriage a constitutional right across all 50 states, ushering in celebrations across the US and even across the globe. It’s been a historic moment for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people, and I don’t […]

Maine County says trans inmate’s female driver license does not make her a woman

Maine County says trans inmate’s female driver license does not make her a woman

Transgender woman Aja Kennedy was sentenced in 2012 for embezzling $10,668 between December 2008 and February 2011 from a Fleet Street hair salon which employed her. She has since filed a federal lawsuit saying that the county knowingly placed her in a men’s jail where she was raped twice. Rockingham County countered by saying that […]

Colorado Inmate moved to solitary for speaking of her transgender status

Colorado Inmate moved to solitary for speaking of her transgender status

  A transgender inmate has been moved from the female inmate population to solitary after another inmate complained that she had spoken about her transition. There wasn’t any violence of any kind according to El Paso County Criminal Justice Center spokesman Sgt. Greg White who told The Gazette  ‘The woman had not threatened anyone, but […]

Court overrules : Trans prisoner Michelle Kosilek will not get taxpayer funded SRS

Court overrules : Trans prisoner Michelle Kosilek will not get taxpayer funded SRS

The news that convicted murderer transgender woman Michelle Kosilek would get taxpayer funded SRS sparked riotous debate both within and outside of our community. What do you think? Poll at the bottom of the page. The Boston Globe reports that the First Circuit reversed a 2012 decision by US District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf, […]

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