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  • Pregúntale a Lambda Legal – Hay que eliminar la violación en las prisiones

    Mayo 13, 2015
    Q: My friend is a transgender woman in a men’s prison. Last year she was raped, and I’m afraid it’ll happen again. Why can’t she be moved to a women’s prison? Your friend would probably be much less likely to suffer sexual assault if she was housed with other women in a woman’s facility. But unlike Laverne Cox’s character in Orange is the New Black, transgender incarcerated people in the U.S. are still usually housed according to the sex assigned at birth, instead of by gender identity. This practice makes transgender people more vulnerable to harassment or attack by staff or fellow incarcerated people. A California study found that transgender people were 13 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than non-transgender people in prison.
  • Pregúntale a Lambda Legal: Personas LGBT en Centros de Detención Para Inmigrantes

    Abril 17, 2014
    P: Tengo una prima que fue recientemente detenida por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE), y ella es transgénero. Ella tiene la intención de solicitar asilo en los Estados Unidos porque teme que será perseguida si es deportada. He oído que hay nuevas reglas para proteger a las personas transgénero en los centros de detención de inmigración. ¿Cuáles son?