Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-12-13
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Feds update transgender prison guidelines
by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times
2011-10-05

facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


In a settlement with a transgender inmate who sued for the right to transition behind bars, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB) has ended its policy of "freezing" gender-specific medical care upon entry.

The Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) announced the win on Sept. 30. According to GLAD, the old "freeze frame" policy dictated that people diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder receive hormone therapy and other gender-affirming care that they received prior to incarceration. However, people who entered prisons not on hormones would not necessarily have access to them for transition during their incarceration.

Vanessa Adams, who was detained in Florida and has since been moved to North Carolina, sued BOP in February 2009 after she was denied hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Adams had not received HRT before her incarceration and was consequently denied treatment despite a diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder by prison medical staff, according to GLAD.

"BOP's freeze frame policy trapped transgender prisoners in despair, leading often to depression, suicide attempts, and in many cases, serious self-harm, as was the case with Vanessa," said Jennifer L. Levi, transgender rights project director for GLAD in a news release.

A federal judge ruled in favor of Adams in June and sent the case to mediation for the two sides to settle.

In May, BOP issued a new memorandum which stated that gender identity "treatment options will not be precluded solely due to level of services received, or lack of services, prior to incarceration."

The memo states that widely accepted practices for treating transgender patients should be used by prison medical and mental health staff.

A recent survey by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, showed that 17 percent of transgender people in jails and prisons reported having been denied hormones behind bars. In addition, 12 percent reported being denied routine medical care.


facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

'Transgender,' 'fetus' banned from CDC reports 2017-12-16
'Don't Give Up' is Maggie Szabo's song dedicated to transgender youth 2017-12-15
Retired military officers, national security officials support trans plaintiffs 2017-12-15
A Different World: Why We Owe the Cosby Accusers an Apology 2017-12-15
LGBTQ-focused oSTEM holds seventh annual conference 2017-12-14
$1.35M in grants go to grassroots organizing by women of color, trans people of color 2017-12-14
Experts recommend providing gender-affirmation treatment 2017-12-14
'Polar Plunge' on Jan. 20 2017-12-13
World news: Couple tortured, 'Trans Day of Rage,' Bermuda marriage repeal 2017-12-12
National roundup: Trans Ariz. candidate, Kim Davis, Tinder date death 2017-12-12
Trans student talks fight to secure locker-room access 2017-12-12
HRC to honor trans trailblazer Grimm at conference on LGBTQ youth safety and inclusion 2017-12-12
ELECTIONS 2018 Newman hosts LGBT meet-and-greet 2017-12-12
Fed. Judges reject requested delay on trans military enlistment 2017-12-11
Court Filing: Trump administration distorting evidence to prevent trans enlistment 2017-12-08
Trans Lifeline co-founder Chaubal appears before immigration-court judge 2017-12-08
Imprisoned trans woman seeks court order to protect her from assaults by guards 2017-12-07
LGBTs among leaders at HealthConnect One 2017-12-06
Coming to a vending machine near you: Activewear 2017-12-06
Jamie's journey: Vallas family supports transgender daughter 2017-12-06
'Getting to Zero' town halls Dec. 13, 16 2017-12-06
BOOK REVIEW Transitioning Together 2017-12-06
'Vibrators and Vino' event Dec. 12 2017-12-06
MoCP exhibit looks at gender, sexuality 2017-12-06
Families of Chicago banquet Dec. 10 2017-12-06
Lipinski opponent, the mom of a trans child, to host Sidetrack event 2017-12-06
Suicide-prevention org throws fashion gala 2017-12-05
National roundup: Texas race, another trans murder, World AIDS Day events 2017-12-05
Another trans student sues Palatine district 2017-12-04
CDPH: New HIV cases in "monumental decline" but disparities remain 2017-12-04
Trump-Pence tax scheme, including attack on health care access, passes Senate 2017-12-02
HRC Marks World AIDS Day On Its 30th Anniversary 2017-12-01
Trans people of color speak out for World AIDS Day, TLC releases three powerful videos 2017-11-30
Vibrators and Vino: Feminist Evening with Vibrator Nation author Lynn Comella 2017-11-30
Unfair treatment of trans students again challenged in High School District 211 2017-11-30
Equality Illinois to honor transgender youth activist Jazz Jennings at 2018 gala 2017-11-30
Santa Speedo Run in Boystown to benefit Center on Halsted 2017-11-29
Lambda urges reverse of decree giving anonymous sperm donor parental rights 2017-11-29
HRC Opposes Trump-Pence Tax Scheme, Attack on Life-Saving Health Care 2017-11-29
For World AIDS Day, Illinois HIV Care Connect introduces new content, quiz 2017-11-29
 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Submit an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.