In a move that is sure to outrage conservatives because of the combination of gayness and immigration, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement included a provision in it’s revised Performance Based Detention Standards that requires officers to allow prisoners to continue hormone therapy if they were receiving the treatment before being taken into custody.
I had no idea until last week that Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning had expressed feelings about Gender Identity Disorder in his chats with Adrian Lamo. Now his lawyers are using it as a defense, and the story has blown up in the media.
Most people who read this blog have likely already heard about the Macy’s employee who was fired for not allowing a transgendered woman to use the women’s dressing room. The amazing thing to me is that conservatives are making this a religious issue.
A new study of minority trans people has found appalling rates of poverty and health among this marginalized community. Being transgendered and Latino in America gives you 28% chance of living in a household that makes less than $10,000 per year.
Maybe it will be so terrible that it’s funny, but I kinda doubt it.