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In San Francisco, Trans Policy Plays A Role in Sheriff's Election

POLITICS | By Khaled Sayed | Oct 31
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's plans to stop classifying transgender inmates who haven't had surgery according to their birth sex have raised criticism from people in his department and has become an issue as he tries to hold onto his job.

Trans Behind Bars :: 'The Women of San Quentin' Comes Amid Historic Changes

BOOKS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Oct 11
A new book chronicling the lives of nine transgender women across the country who have been incarcerated comes amid historic progress for such prisoners.

CA Prison to Provide Surgery to Trans Woman

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 16
State prison officials in California have reached a groundbreaking settlement with a transgender woman held in a men's prison and will provide gender-affirming surgery for her.

SF Sheriff's Plan to Move Trans Women Out of Men's Jail

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jun 14
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi plans to stop classifying transgender inmates who have not had surgery according to their birth sex, meaning that trans women would no longer be housed with men.

Advocates Look to ICE to Address Violence Against LGBTs In Immigration

LGBT advocates look to Sarah SaldaƱa, the next head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to use her authority to address the increasing crisis of physical and sexual violence against LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants.

Groups Demand Humane Treatment for LGBTs in Immigration Detention

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 10
This Human Rights Day, LGBT and human rights groups are calling for human treatment for LGBT people in immigration detention facilities in the United States.

Transgender, Gay Inmates Sue Over Jail Rights

NATIONAL | By Gillian Flaccus | Oct 22
Gay, bisexual and transgender inmates filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against San Bernardino County and its sheriff, alleging they are kept in a segregated unit that doesn't give them equal access to rehabilitation services.

Transgender Teenager in Confinement Case Escapes

A transgender girl whose imprisonment without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates has escaped from custody in Connecticut.

Manning to Begin Gender Treatment

Natl. security leaker Chelsea Manning will not be transferred from a military prison to a civilian facility where she could get better treatment for her gender-identity condition. The military will instead begin the initial treatment for her.

Officials: Transgender Girl Moved to Male Facility

A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault.

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