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Posted by trans.forming on April 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM

 A Black Trans Man Is in Prison for Killing His Rapist, and Trans(forming) is now helping him achieve some of his goals for transitioning

 

Ky Peterson, a black trans man from Georgia, has been imprisoned three years for the 'involuntary manslaughter' of his attacker, which he says was in self-defense


Recently, Peterson has been in contact with local trans advocacy group Trans(Forming), which has given him his first access to a gender therapist via video conference. Peterson anticipates receiving a formal letter diagnosing him with "gender dysphoria," which is often the first step needed to request medically necessary hormone therapy. He is currently contemplating, in a move similar to fellow trans black Georgia inmate Ashley Diamond, pushing the state's Department of Corrections for transition-related care.


This Black Trans Man Is in Prison for Killing His Rapist | Advocate.com

http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2015/04/08/black-trans-man-prison-killing-his-rapist

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