Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Re-post: Navigating TSA Policies for Trans People and Survivors

There is lots of fear and concern going around since new TSA procedures are quietly changing.  Please read this trans-friendly explanation of TSA policies and familiarize yourself with the requirements and options.  As the blog notes, "If taking to the skies is the only travel option, Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services recommends survivors familiarize themselves with TSA security procedures to help avoid a potentially triggering incident. While the TSA is tight-lipped about the changes, U.S. News & World Report has a good overview of what to expect when going through airport security."

If you dislike the new security policies or a TSA agent acts inappropriately while screening you, contact the TSA and/or the American Civil Liberties Union to file a complaint.

Always remember other gender non-conforming and transgender folks have traveled before you and will travel again all over the world.  If it's any consolation, you are not alone.

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