The Horrible Things That Happen to Trans People Going Through Airport Security

Posted on AllSides August 29th, 2019
From The Left

Going through airport security is never enjoyable, but for some the experience is far worse than others.

Transgender travelers are “particularly vulnerable to invasive searches at airport checkpoints,” according to a new ProPublica report. The report, which reviewed complaint data from Transportation Security Administration’s website and collected 174 anecdotal accounts, found that trans and non-binary people can be forced to discuss their genitals with TSA agents in non-private areas, are sometimes subject to invasive pat-downs by officers they don’t consent to, forced to reveal their genitals to TSA agents, or...

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