20 Aug '11, 7pm

Settlement Reached in Abused Trans Teen Case | Care2 Causes

Lambda Legal this week announced the resolution of a discrimination complaint against the City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Youth Study Center (YSC) on behalf of an 18-year-old trans woman who while in a state youth detention facility was subjected to verbal and physical abuse by staff and residents. In February 2008, a Family Court Judge ordered DHS to provide the teenager in question, known only as L.P., with all necessary treatment for her medically diagnosed Gender Identity Disorder (GID), and that she be treated in accordance with her female gender identity while under the facility’s care. However, YSC staff and administrators went on to deny L.P. access to clothing and grooming options that matched her gender identity and in fact actively reprimanded her for displaying behaviors they perceived as feminine. Furthermore, Lambda Legal repor...

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