A transgender woman, identified as Guiying Li, was found guilty of theft in Changsha, Hunan Province. Public Security Department officials have announced that she will serve her time in solitary confinement. The Changsha Detention Center has decided to segregate her from other prisoners on the grounds that it would be "inappropriate" to incarcerate her with either men or women.
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A transgender 16-year-old girl, Jane Doe, has now been held in solitary confinement at an adult prison facility for 50 days, without criminal charges against her.
The New York Times lauds Maryland's transgender non-discrimination act while New York "fails on this issue of fairness"
The New York Times editorial board commended Maryland's recent passage of a non-discrimination bill protecting transgender people, and called for Gov. Cuomo's administration to push for a similar law.
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Despite the announcement made last year by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to remove all body scanners that showed nearly nude images in order to protect passenger privacy, documents from the Department of Homeland Security reveal details of incidents in which transgender travelers were subjected to heightened scrutiny when passing through airport security checkpoints.
The Buzz invited leaders of the Trans Alliance of Greater Rochester and Genesee Valley Gender Variance to the station to talk about transgender people living in Rochester.