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Lawmakers Protest Treatment of LGBT Detainees

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Apr 3
Congressman Mike Honda (D-San Jose) and other lawmakers recently told the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that efforts to improve treatment of LGBT detainees "fall short" of their goal.

In Texas, Jail Confronts Issue of Inmate Safety

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti | Jan 30
Many jails around the country are implementing changes to the way it treats its gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population.

Gay Man Sues Ky. Jail, Says Inmate Bit His Nose

By Bruce Schreiner | Oct 16
An incarcerated gay man sued a southern Kentucky jail and a fellow inmate Tuesday, claiming the prisoner bit off part of his nose after days of harassment.

Gay Calif. Inmates Restricted from Drug Rehab Program

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 14
A policy in the Riverside County Jail system bars gays from entering a successful drug rehab program. A public defender has filed a motion to have the policy altered to allow gays into the program.

Holocaust’s Last Gay Survivor Dead at 98

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4
The last known gay survivor of the Nazi holocaust, Rudolph Brazda, has died at age 98. Brazda spend three years at Buchenwald because of his sexual orientation.

Gay Inmates Gain Conjugal Visitations in NY

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 25
The issue of conjugal visits for gay inmates is slowly gaining ground: the state of New York is the latest to extend such privileges.

Group Alleges Abuse Because of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

By Suzanne Gamboa | Apr 14
A civil rights complaint alleges systemic abuse and neglect of gay and transgender immigrants while in custody at facilities owned or contracted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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