A pilot from California says she was forced to undergo an extra psychological evaluation because she is transgender.
A statement by LGBT groups calling for such decriminalization was retweeted this afternoon.
The black trans woman tells The Advocate about facing transphobia daily, her battle ahead, and the unusual part a county jail played in working toward justice.
After spending two weeks in a segregated medical cell in Iowa, the Illinois trans woman was released from Polk County Jail today.
Nicoll Hernández-Polanco's experiences of sexual assault and solitary confinement are a prime example of how the immigration system mistreats trans women, say advocates.
Tamara Lusardi, a trans woman called 'it' by Army supervisors and banned from the women's room, has seen justice served.
Activists are rejoicing that the transgender asylum-seeker from Mexico, who was reportedly raped and placed in solitary confinement this past year, will be freed — but say there are many more who need help.
Nicoll Hernández-Polanco says she's faced transphobia and verbal, physical, and sexual abuse from immigration staff and other detainees in her all-male facility, despite posing no 'security threat.'
Tamara Lusardi, a trans Department of the Army employee, has found justice after years of misgendering and being barred from using the women's restroom.
The trans immigration detainee reported being sexually assaulted by her roommate, and now activist groups say her move to solitary confinement is a form of punishment for speaking out.