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Transgender woman opens up about being misgendered at drag show

A transgender woman has opened up about her experience of being misgendered by a drag queen at a show in a San Francisco gay bar. Sarah—whose name has been changed to protect her safety and identity—opened up about the experience on Twitter after being misgendered in Aunt Charlie’s Lounge in San Francisco on April 27. Sarah said she asked where the restroom was in the venue, but was left disappointed and upset when she was directed to the men’s room, which was “filled only with urinals.” She said that a...
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Pose star Indya Moore opens up about sex trafficking ordeal

Indya Moore, who is best known for her role in Ryan Murphy’s hit TV show Pose, has opened up about her sex trafficking ordeal as a teenager. The transgender actress told Elle magazine that her foster mother—who was also trans—cut off her access to hormone replacement therapy when she was 16. Moore said she tried to access it online instead. It was then that she received a message on Facebook from people in a nearby area who told her that they wanted to “help” her in her transitioning process. They...
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Trans woman who faced abuse in men’s prisons asks to be released

A trans woman who experienced sexual, physical, mental and emotional abuse in men’s prisons in Illinois is asking to be released after her sentence was “unfairly extended.” Strawberry Hampton spent over two years housed in four different men’s prisons in the United States where she allegedly experienced abuse from fellow inmates and officers. She has since been moved to a women’s prison. Hampton allegedly complained about the abuse to officials but was met with harsh retaliation and ultimately had nine months added to her sentence, according to papers filed by...
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Trans McDonald’s worker claims abuse ‘forced’ her to resign

A transgender woman has alleged that she experienced discrimination while working at McDonald’s restaurants in Mississippi because of her gender identity. Joselyn Kelly said she was hired by franchise owners Elizabeth and Andrew Smith to work as an area supervisor for McDonald’s restaurants across North Mississippi, according to the Clarion Ledger. In a lawsuit that was filed last week, Kelly claimed she started working for the couple across several McDonald’s outlets in early January and told them her gender identity the day before she started her new job. In papers...
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