Woman held without bail subject to anti-trans harassment & medical neglect

From San Diego Downtown News “In a signed declaration to an attorney and according to her husband, Nikki Yach requested to be placed in Los Colinas Detention Facility with other women when she was booked. She was held in San Diego Central Jail, a men’s jail, for several months before being transferred to Vista Detention […]

A Prison Used Solitary Confinement to Force a Trans Man to Undergo a Genital Exam, Lawsuit Alleges

Sillouette of an individual with short hair/shaved head, behind a leafy plant on the ground, facing a window with a blurred view of tall buildings.

Content Note: Article contains detailed descriptions. It’s demeaning enough that (pseudonymn) John Smith was subject to invasive exams that violate the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, or PREA, which prohibits jails and prisons from conducting exams solely to determine someone’s genital status. After multiple parties inspected his genitals, he finally refused further exams, and according […]

Appeals Court Ruling on Transgender Rights: What It Means

In a case involving a former inmate who accused a Virginia prison of discrimination, a federal appeals court has held that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers individuals with “gender dysphoria.” The ruling expanded the legal consensus on the discrimination protections available to some transgender people. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th […]