A Transgender Woman Live-Tweeted Her Airport Security Nightmare – MTV

This is a disgusting situation that really needs to be rectified. Here are the introductory paragraphs of this article. Continue reading this piece by following the link at the bottom of this post…

She says she was told her body was an ‘anomaly’ and was asked to ‘get back into the machine as a man.


Shadi Petosky, victim of discrimination

On Monday afternoon (Sept. 21), a transgender woman named Shadi Petosky took to Twitter to vent about a nightmarish airport plight. But this wasn’t just a trivial complaint about slow wi-fi or overpriced coffee — her story chronicled the shocking discrimination she faced at the hands of TSA officers for having what they allegedly called an “anomaly” of a body.

Petosky, a comics writer and producer at interactive media studio PUNY, was detained at Orlando International Airport while attempting to fly to Minneapolis. While going through security, she claims TSA officers asked her about her sex, told her to “get back into the machine as a man,” and eventually asked her to leave the airport.

Here’s her account of how the events unfolded…

Continue reading this article here at MTV:

UPDATE: The New York Times is reporting that the TSA stood by the procedure Shadi was subject to. That means the entire system is flawed and discriminates against trans people. Read the update here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/us/shadi-petosky-tsa-transgender.html


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