Topics :: transgender inmates
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By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Dec 15, 2012
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project celebrated a decade of helping low-income trans people with free legal help, survival education and movement-building with a special event honoring three prominent transgender activists.
By Sylvia Rodemeyer | Wednesday Sep 19, 2012
Due to a new group of policies aimed at protecting transgender inmates, the Denver prison system just got a little safer for the transgender inmates it houses.
By Christine Malcom | Thursday Sep 13, 2012
The Chicago Police Department joined other major cities in signing a general order regarding appropriate treatment of transgender individuals by the authorities. With input from local LGBT groups, they will work out the details.
By Shaun Knittel | Thursday Jul 26, 2012
In May, the DOJ released standards to prevent and respond to prison rape. The transgender community, which faces high rates of sexual abuse behind bars, rejoiced.
By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday May 2, 2012
A dangerous transgender inmate plans to divorce her lesbian wife after the couple got into a fight in prison.
By Lisa Leff | Tuesday Oct 4, 2011
Transgender inmates who did not begin treatment prior to entering federal custody can now receive hormones, specialized mental health counseling and possibly gender reassignment surgery while they are in prison.
By Denise Lavoie | Friday Aug 19, 2011
A federal judge on Thursday apologized to a transgender inmate who has waited years for a ruling on whether she can get a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation.
By Denise Lavoie | Thursday Aug 18, 2011
A convicted murderer who is suing for a sex-change operation says a recent federal appeals court ruling bolsters her claim that Massachusetts prison officials are violating her constitutional rights by refusing to provide the surgery.
By Dena Potter | Tuesday Jun 7, 2011
Crouched in her cell, Ophelia De’lonta hoped three green disposable razors from the prison commissary would give her what the Virginia Department of Corrections will not - a sex change.
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