Why the TSA singled out a transgender woman for an ‘anomaly’
Shadi Petosky was flying out of Orlando airport when she says Transportation Security Administration agents held her in a private room and interrogated her about her gender.
“I am being held by the TSA in Orlando because of an ‘anomaly’: (my penis),” she tweeted, protesting the callous treatment and enhanced screening that later caused her to miss her flight.
I am being held by the TSA in Orlando because of an “anomaly” (my penis)
— Shadi Petosky (@shadipetosky) September 21, 2015
Petosky, who referred to the incident as “denigrating,” tweeting a photo of herself after she had clearly been crying, is not the first traveler to highlight the difficulties in navigating the TSA’s black-and-white gender policies. Read more…