Trans prisoner Tara Hudson moved from all-male prison to female facility

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October 30, 2015, 3:32 pm PinkNews Exclusive by Michelle O’Toole

A trans woman who was sent to an all-male prison has now been moved to a female one, sources tell PinkNews. It emerged this week that 26 year old trans woman Tara Hudson has been sentenced to 12 weeks in the all-male Bristol Prison. Current policy states that a Gender Recognition Certificate is required for trans prisoners to be placed in the correct prison for their gender, which Ms Hudson did not have despite living full-time as female for six years.

The Ministry of Justice has repeatedly declined to intervene in the case – but senior sources in Whitehall and Parliament have today confirmed to PinkNews that she will be moved to a female facility, HM Prison Eastwood Park.

Ben Howlett MP told PinkNews “We have had contact confirming that Tara has been moved… I’m really pleased to hear that she has been transferred to a female prison, and will no longer be held in a male facility.”

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Transgender Contestant Wins “Holland’s Next Top Model”

 

 

Lamers posing in the requisite zany 'Top Model' photo shoots, including body paint (second left) and roller skate shots (far right). Courtesy of Holland's Next Top Model

Lamers posing in the requisite zany ‘Top Model’ photo shoots, including body paint (second left) and roller skate shots (far right). Courtesy of Holland’s Next Top Model

Twenty-year-old Loiza Lamers is the first trans winner of the Top Model franchise.

Oct 27, 2015 @ 12:03 pm Cosmopolitan.com Article by Alex Rees

A popular contestant, Lamers reportedly did not tell producers of her background during auditions (and really, nor should she have to, as she now identifies as a woman and that’s that). But let’s not pretend there aren’t background checks happening either; speculation online — as a child, and already living as a girl, she appeared in a Dutch documentary short, which resurfaced — as episodes aired led her to confirm the rumors, and mid-cycle she discussed her transition publicly on the show. (She has since noted the overwhelmingly positive response to the news.) Following her big win, she described herself as “the luckiest woman in the world” on Instagram

Court Sides With Transgender Widow In Fight Over Firefighter’s Estate

In this April 20, 2011 photo, Nikki Araguz stands in front of a monument to fallen volunteer firefighters in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/ Chris Tomlinson)

In this April 20, 2011 photo, Nikki Araguz stands in front of a monument to fallen volunteer firefighters in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/ Chris Tomlinson)

Monday, October 26, 2015 02:36 PM ABC 13 Eyewitness News Article

WHARTON, TX — A state appeals court has reaffirmed its earlier decision to validate the marriage of a transgender widow seeking the estate of her firefighter husband who died battling a blaze.

The ruling Friday by the 13th Texas Court of Appeals sent the case of Nikki Araguz Loyd back to a Wharton County judge who originally voided the marriage because Texas did not recognize same-sex marriage. Kent Rutter, an attorney for Loyd, said Monday that ruling meant Loyd was not entitled to Thomas Araguz’s estate.

Rutter says the appeals court had ruled early last year in Loyd’s favor – determining she was a woman at the time of her marriage – but had to issue another ruling this month after an appeal sent to the Texas Supreme Court was not heard.

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