In Wake of Rentboy Arrests, Decriminalize Sex Work?

In Wake of Rentboy Arrests, Decriminalize Sex Work?

A statement by LGBT groups calling for such decriminalization was retweeted this afternoon.

Freed From Iowa Jail, Black Trans Woman Meagan Taylor Speaks

Free at Last: Meagan Taylor Speaks

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.

Black Trans Woman Meagan Taylor Released from Iowa Jail
July 23 2015 1:03 PM ET

Meagan Taylor Has Been Freed

After spending two weeks in a segregated medical cell in Iowa, the Illinois trans woman was released from Polk County Jail today.

Guatemalan Trans Woman Released After Harrowing Six Months in Immigration Detention

Trans Woman Released After 6 Months in Immigration Detention

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.

EEOC Issues Landmark Ruling: Army Discriminated Against Trans Employee

EEOC: Yes, Army Discriminated Against Trans Woman

Tamara Lusardi, a trans woman called 'it' by Army supervisors and banned from the women's room, has seen justice served.

Detained Trans Immigrant Marichuy Gamino to Be Released

Detained Trans Immigrant to Be Released 

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.

Immigration Advocates Demand Release of Abused Trans Asylum Seeker

Immigration Advocates Demand Release of Abused Trans Asylum Seeker

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.'

Landmark Report Finds Army Discriminated Against Trans Woman

Landmark Report: Army Discriminated Against Trans Woman

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.

Report: Transgender Immigration Detainee Was Put in Solitary Confinement Following Assault

Report: Trans Detainee Was Put in Solitary After Assault

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.

California Becomes Easiest Place for Trans People to Amend Birth Certificates

California Is Now the Easiest Place to Amend Your Birth Certificate

Passed last year, California's AB 1121 set up the framework for a more privacy-conscious environment for trans individuals trying to legally change their name and gender.

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