Hicklin v. Precythe (USA) @lambdalegal

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Jessica Hicklin “is a preoperative transgender woman who was born James Hicklin and was convicted of fatally shooting a man in 1995 during a drug-related crime in Clinton, Missouri.” According to Hicklin, he “realized that [he is] a woman who is transgender” after being sentenced to serve his life-sentence in a federal prison for convicted male offenders. He alleges the prison’s denial of “gender-affirming canteen items” amounts to “cruel and unusual punishment.”

In August 2017, Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit on Hicklin’s behalf in federal court, challenging the state’s law prohibiting inmates who did not identify as transgender before they entered the prison system from receiving hormone therapy, and seeking a declarative judgment and “medically necessary treatment … including but not limited to hormone therapy, permanent hair removal, and access to gender-affirming canteen items.”

On February 9, 2018, U.S. Magistrate Judge Noelle Collins granted in part a preliminary injunction filed by Lambda Legal in April 2017 ordering the prison to grant Hicklin “medically necessary treatment” in the form of permanent body hair removal, hormone therapy, and access to “gender-affirming” products which are not typically available at the male prison where Hicklin is serving his life sentence. Hicklin’s lawsuit is scheduled for trial in May 2018.

Judge orders Missouri to provide hormone therapy and hair removal to transgender killer who is serving life in prison

U.S. judge orders Missouri prison to give hormonal therapy, other treatment to transgender inmate

Hicklin v. Precythe — Lambda Legal

Patrick “Patch” Abbatiello (USA)

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Patch, a man who identifies as “agender.”

On March 10, Multnomah County, Oregon, Judge Amy Holmes Hehn granted a petition allowing Patrick Abbatiello, a 27-year-old man who identifies as “agender” to change his name to Patch and “be genderless.” According to Patch, who “doesn’t use pronouns,” he was inspired by Jamie Shupe, who in 2016 was granted a similar legal change from male to “non-binary.” Patch states, “I never felt like I fell within any part of the gender spectrum. None of the binary options, nothing in-between.”

Patch is currently using his position as “the first person in the U.S. to be legally recognized as agender” to raise funds for living expenses and expenses related to his “fight for accurate identity documents to actually recognize [his] identity as equally as millions of other people have a right to.”

Judge Allows Oregon Resident to Be Genderless — U.S. News

Andi Dier (USA)

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Andi Dier, a sexual predator, heckling Rose McGowan at a promo event for her book.

Andi Dier is a man who identifies as a transgender woman. He attended one of Rose McGowan’s events for her new memoir, and harassed McGowan over her views on men who identify as women. .

“I have a suggestion,” the audience member said. “Talk about what you said on RuPaul. Trans women are dying, and you said that we, as trans women, are not like regular women. We get raped more often. We go through domestic violence more often. There was a trans woman killed here a few blocks [away]. I have been followed home—”

“Hold on. So am I,” McGowan responded. “We are the same. My point was, we are the same.” The other woman was not mollified, coming back with “Trans women are in men’s prisons. And what have you done for them?” McGowan shot back, “What have you done for women?” The audience member was eventually escorted by Barnes & Noble security personnel as she chanted “White cis feminism.” — The Advocate

Dier admits he went to the event planning to harass McGowan, and compares women who disagree that men are women with “the next AIDS crisis.” He also said he would harass McGowan again if given the chance (creep) “but do it better.” Shameful.

Never forget, trans activism is a mens’ rights movement.

McGowan has canceled future events due to Dier’s harassment:

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Several women have stepped forward to identify Dier as a known sexual predator who (as an adult) harassed girls as young as 13. Andi Dier is a male sexual predator who yelled at Rose McGowan (while she was speaking about confronting sexual predators), claiming that “[trans women] get raped more often” and complaining that incarcerated men don’t have free access to women’s prisons, as if somehow McGowan is to blame for this.

In 2018, trans activism is a male sexual predator who screamed at a woman while she was speaking out against male sexual predators. Trans activism is a mens’ rights movement.

 

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Transwoman who heckled Rose McGowan is a”known sexual predator” claim women — Gender Trender

Fiona Ellen Kilfoyle (USA)

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Fiona Kilfoyle, formerly known as Matthew Ray Bailey, is a man who identifies as a transgender woman. He “became a woman” after carefully considering which women’s names weren’t “recently too popular” or didn’t remind him of someone he’d previously dated, and throwing away his “ugly, boxy male clothes.” Because for men, being a woman is all about identifying with sex stereotypes. One day in 2014, he received a legal name change from a judge and “returned [to work] the following morning, a woman,” finally fulfilling his lifelong “fantas[ies] about being a girl.” In 2018, Kilfoyle is a moderator of the Seattle Queer Exchange Facebook group, and apparently believes that “misgendering” is “violence.”

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This is me: stories from three transgender women who renamed themselves — Boise Weekly

Correctional Service Canada to place convicted offenders based on “gender identity” (Canada)

Correctional Service Canada (CSC), “the federal government agency responsible for administering sentences of a term of two years or more,” has released new guidelines under which inmates may be placed in correctional institutions based on their subjective “gender identity,” “regardless of how their anatomy (sex) or gender on their identification documents, unless there are overriding health or safety concerns which cannot be resolved.” These changes follow the addition of “gender identity and expression” to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination and a pledge from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to “recogniz[e] that trans rights are human rights and … defend[] everyone’s dignity and rights in every way we can.” Trudeau failed to consider the rights of female inmates, who deserve humane treatment while serving their sentences and deserve space free from male inmates. The United Nations affirmed this in its Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners.

 

Under the new guidelines, correctional facility staff are required to “use offenders’ preferred name and pronoun in oral interaction and written documentation.” Offenders “will be permitted to purchase effects from the catalogue for men and/or for women,” restricted only for “safety, health or security reasons.” Additionally, the guidelines require correctional facilities to “maximize the privacy and confidentiality of any information related to an offender’s gender identity,” including “discussions regarding cell sharing.”

 

Federal transgender inmates to be placed by gender identity to uphold safety, dignity — HuffPost Canada

Canada’s prison system overhauls transgender inmate policy — cbc.ca

Jennifer James (U.K.)

Jennifer James, founder of the crowdfunding campaign to to “Keep All Women Shortlists Female,” an effort seeking to stop men from occupying leadership positions reserved for women, has been suspended from the Labour Party after her name appeared on a “secret hit list” accusing her (and others) of “transphobia.” James is the second woman the Labour Party suspended following accusations of “transphobia.”

The list appeared in a closed Facebook group called Labour Against Transphobia. According to James, “Labour has, essentially, a secret police group with a hit list, picking off crowdfunder women signatories one at a time. I have been suspended for saying women don’t have penises and men don’t have vaginas.”

Labour suspends activist in transgender row — The Times

 

 

Marie Dean (U.K.)

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Marie Dean, formerly known as Gary Dean Marie, is a man who identifies as a transgender woman. In 2009, he was convicted of over 30 offenses, “including voyeurism, aggravated burglary, and assaulting police officers” and breaking into several homes and filming himself “wearing the underwear belonging to teenage girls.” Following his conviction, Dean was sentenced to an “indeterminate sentence for public protection,” which he has been serving at HMP Preston, a men’s prison.

In a letter dated January 17, Dean wrote to friends about how he’s feeling “dehumanised” by the prison’s refusal to recognize him as a woman, describing his experience in prison as a “nightmare,” and declaring that he “would rather die than be denied” his chosen gender. He is refusing food in protest at being held in a men’s prison without access to “hair straighteners, epilator or any makeup.”

Transgender woman in male prison ‘nightmare’ on hunger strike — The Guardian

The Marie Dean story shows there’s no simple answer to how we treat transgender prisoners — New Statesman