A huge ‘Thank You’ to my peeps and allies at Lambda Legal for a job well done. This is one of the final frontiers in Trans Rights. It is far more important than most realize.
We are the only minority that is tortured in prison and jail on a regular basis. We are housed with the wrong gender and subjected to beatings, rape and murder. How would you feel if your daughter or grandmother were housed with the opposite gender and beaten and raped? It’s happening to us.
Living in fear of torture and rape at the hands of Authorities prevents us from expressing our First Amendment Rights, the Right to Protest. If you are picked up for fighting for your Rights at a protest march you will be tortured. You will be in for the worst night of your life. We don’t have the protection of the First Amendment or even the Right to Protest our treatment that other American have.
This is the “inequality” that is not spoken about. That’s why humane treatment in jail/prison is so important. That FEAR is used as a weapon to keep us in check and in the closet. It needs to end.