Topics :: transgender inmates

Judge OKs Transgender Inmate’s Hormone Treatments

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
State prison officials must immediately resume hormone treatments for a transgender inmate who argued that she suffered a medical setback including facial hair growth and depression when her treatments stopped, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

Mass. Prison Officials Appeal Sex-Change Ruling

Friday Jan 31, 2014
Massachusetts prison officials are appealing a decision that would force taxpayers to pay for a sex-change operation for a transgender inmate serving a life sentence for murder.

In Texas, Jail Confronts Issue of Inmate Safety

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti | Thursday Jan 30, 2014
Many jails around the country are implementing changes to the way it treats its gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population.

Appeals Court Upholds Sex Change for Mass. Inmate

By Rodrique Ngowi | Friday Jan 17, 2014
A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change operation for a Massachusetts transgender inmate serving a life sentence for murder.

LGBT Groups & Others React to Manning’s Announcement

By Jason St. Amand | Sunday Aug 25, 2013
LGBT groups laud Bradley Manning for announcing he wants to live the rest of his life as a woman and be known as Chelsea Manning.

Manning’s Gender Transition Sets Up Legal Showdown

By David Dishneau | Friday Aug 23, 2013
Bradley Manning is the first transgender military inmate to ask for hormone treatments, a request that could lead to a legal showdown over how - and if - the soldier convicted in the WikiLeaks case will be allowed to live as a female behind bars.

Bradley Manning Says He Wants to Live as a Woman

By David Dishneau and Pauline Jelinek | Thursday Aug 22, 2013
Bradley Manning plans to live as a woman named Chelsea and wants to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible, the soldier said Thursday, a day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending classified material to WikiLeaks.

Appeals Court Hears Mass. Inmates Sex Change Case

Tuesday Apr 2, 2013
Massachusetts prison officials are set to ask a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change for a transgender.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Dec 15, 2012
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project celebrated a decade of helping low-income trans people with free legal help, survival education and movement-building with a special event honoring three prominent transgender activists.

No Electrolysis for Mass. Transgender Prisoner

Wednesday Nov 21, 2012
A federal judge in Massachusetts on Tuesday rejected a request for additional hair-removal treatments for a transgender inmate who won a court order for taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery.