Connecticut

Lawsuit filed for detained trans girl treated 'as a boy' by CT child welfare

Lawyers for a transgender 16-year-old girl, known in court documents only as Jane Doe, are suing Connecticut's Department of Children and Families and prison officials, alleging that Doe's traumatizing isolation in solitary confinement throughout this year violates her constitutional rights.

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Trans teen to be moved to "treatment center for youths," says Conn. DCF

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Joette Katz said today that the transgender teen girl known as Jane Doe, who has been held in an adult prison for nearly 2 months without criminal charges against her, will be admitted to a treatment center for youth in Massachusetts.

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TAKE ACTION: 50 days of prison is not #JusticeForJane

A transgender 16-year-old girl, Jane Doe, has now been held in solitary confinement at an adult prison facility for 50 days, without criminal charges against her.

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Lawyer says jailed Conn. transgender teen 'deteriorating' despite move within prison

Aaron J. Romano, an attorney for the transgender teenage girl imprisoned in Connecticut, says that the girl's situation has not improved following her move to a different area of the adult prison, according to The New Haven Register.

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Conn. newspaper editorial calls for release of transgender teen girl from prison

An editorial in Connecticut's New Haven Register calls for the release of transgender teen girl, Jane Doe, from the prison where she is being held without criminal charges against her by order of the state's Department of Children and Families.

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April 4, 2014

GSAFE at Hartford School makes lasting change for LGBT students

Manchester High School in a central Connecticut town ten miles from Hartford has a GSA club with a 15 year legacy.

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Connecticut prohibits healthcare discrimination against transgender patients

Connecticut is set to become the fifth state requiring health insurance providers to cover treatment related to transgender people's transitions and prohibit anti-trans discrimination, the Advocate reports.

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December 6, 2013

Transgender Connecticut police officer files charges over hostile work environment

Francesca Quaranta, a transgender police officer in Middletown, Connecticut, has filed a complaint claiming her supervisors created a hostile work environment because of her gender identity.

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May 20, 2013

Connecticut Yankee Council opens Scouting to gay youth and adults

The Connecticut Yankee Council of the Boy Scouts of America has announced that it will open to gay youth and adults.

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