Posts Tagged ‘transgender’

D.C. Cops Investigate Five Robberies Involving Transgender Women on Eastern Avenue

Police are investigating six robberies along the Eastern Avenue corridor and side streets in Ward 7 in which five of the victims are transgender women, many of them sex workers on that street, which is known as a destination for prostitution. The robberies occurred between June 10 and June 18 between 2 and 6 a.m.
Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier posted [...]

Ruby Can’t Fail: How Ruby Corado Became One of D.C.’s Most Important Trans Activists

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Ruby Corado stood in the D.C. Jail, surrounded by 60 male inmates. Earlier that night in March 2008, a domestic dispute with her then-boyfriend had [...]

Spa World Admits It Kicked Out Transgender Woman, Says It Won’t Do It Again

Late last year, Spa World in Centreville, Va., kicked out a transgender woman—news that was first reported last week by the Fairfax Times and began spreading on social media and local news sites today. At the time, the Fairfax Times reported, the popular Korean-style bathhouse made a statement to the Better Business Bureau that it doesn't [...]

What MPD’s Condom Practice Means for the Transgender Community

Transgender individuals don’t have it easy in the District: The last time the District government studied the population, in 2000, it had a 42 percent unemployment rate, and 47 percent of the community didn't have health insurance.  To make ends meet, many end up in sex work as a last resort, transgender activist Jeri Hughes says—16 [...]

Whitman Walker Health Helping Trans D.C. Residents Get the Right IDs

MetroWeekly notes that the Whitman-Walker health center—a health care clinic with a focus on HIV and LGBT patients—will be hosting a bimonthly legal clinic to assist transgender residents with the legal side of transitioning:
The ''Name and Gender Clinic'' will be held every other month – following initial June and July – and will allow clients [...]

AU Student Government President Comes Out as Transgender

Until last week, American University students knew their student government president Sarah McBride as Tim McBride. But on the night of April 30, McBride stepped down from office, and into a largely welcoming university community that embraced her decision to come out as a transgender woman after struggling with her gender identity for 21 years.
“At an early age, I also developed [...]

The Problem with D.C.’s Illegal Bathrooms

Sometimes she scours the city for hours looking for them, other times she gets their location by way of a tip. Either way, Renee Reopell makes it her business to hunt down at least one law-breaking District restroom a day.
On Saturday, she found herself at Wok and Roll in Chinatown, snapping [...]

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Justice Department Passes on Appealing Transgender Discrimination Case, Activists Rejoice

Gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender activists and civil liberties groups are rejoicing over the Department of Justice’s decision not to appeal a nearly $500,000 award to an ex-Special Forces colonel from Alexandria who lost a job at the Library of Congress a few years ago after reveling that he was undergoing a sex change.
David Schroer had [...]

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