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Following multiple lawsuits over the past year, the Illinois Department of Corrections has finally transferred transgender inmate Strawberry Hampton to a women’s facility.

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Strawberry Hampton, a transgender woman who has been incarcerated in several men's prisons across Illinois, has described feeling like a "sex slave" according to court documents claiming repeated abuse and sexual assaults involving guards and inmates, The Chicago Tribune reports.
 

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Many municipalities extend vital protections to their LGBTQ citizens and visitors


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Monday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, released its seventh annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI), assessing LGBTQ equality in 506 cities across the nation, including nine in Illinois.

 

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