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All posts tagged "dc trans coalition"

  • Dinner and Dialogue

    While the ''Trans Town Hall Dinner'' is open to not only the transgender community, but also anyone who identifies as an ally, local transgender activist...

  • Unpacking the Numbers

    As a survivor of violence and a lesbian trans woman in a world that treats my identity as delusional or deceptive, I understand fear. I...

  • Trans Awakening

    On Wednesdays, Earline Budd is behind bars. It's usually from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the 51-year-old spends her time at the D.C. Department...

  • The Naked Truth

    There are 10 naked men hanging at The DC Center. They are all covering their genitals, part of ''Member,'' a photo exhibit by Baltimore photographer...

  • Prison Progress

    On Feb. 20 the D.C. Department of Corrections issued its new policy regarding the treatment of transgender inmates. The document was drafted after activists, including...

  • The Waiting Game

    If you're confused about what has changed in D.C. jails since Virginia Soto, a woman who was wrongfully placed in a male facility for two...

  • Riled Over Rules

    In the months-long debate between the District and the transgender community regarding the treatment of gender-variant detainees in District jails, the ongoing dialogue seems to...

  • Transforming Corrections

    D.C. Trans Coalition continues effort to amend DOC guidelines on transgender inmates Complaints regarding the handling of transgender inmates in D.C. jails, including stories from...

  • Prison Guideline Grudge

    Jeri Hughes, a member of D.C. Trans Coalition, on June 12 fired the latest shot in an ongoing melee between the D.C. Department of Corrections...

  • SaVanna Wanzer

    Born and raised in the District, SaVanna Wanzer began advocating for transgender equality due to the rejection she faced from her own family. ''When I...

  • Uncommon decency

    In August 2007, D.C. announced the firing of three corrections officers for wrongfully placing a transgender inmate, who had female genitalia, in a male jail...

  • Gender Confusion

    It's hard to imagine what Virginia Grace Soto went through during the two days she spent at a male detention center at the D.C. jail....

  • A Pride Trans-formation

    With new protections for transgender people going into effect in October 2006, Washington has the distinction of leading the country in protecting the transgender community...

  • Trans-American

    When Ruby Corado arrived in the Washington area as an immigrant from El Salvador, she was a teenager. She was also male. ''What marked the...

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