On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17th May), we thought we would highlight an article that was previously published in our newsletter which talks about gender divides in prison.
Transsexualism describes the condition in which an individual identifies with a gender inconsistent with their assigned sex. Undergoing gender reassignment is very tough, both physically and mentally, and although attitudes have changed over the last few decades, society can still show a harsh lack of understanding. For someone in prison, the difficulties associated with the experience are magnified to an extreme level. In this article, a Prisoners Abroad client with Gender Identity Disorder describes her life in prison.