"Walking while trans": How transgender women of color are profiled

It's called "walking while trans" — the phrase used when transgender women, especially those of color, are profiled as sex workers by police. And one black trans woman in Iowa, 22-year-old Meagan Taylor, said that's exactly what happened to her while she was visiting from Illinois.

Hotel staff called police into Taylor's room on July 12 out of concerns that she was a sex worker, the Des Moines Register's Rekha Basu reported. Cops found no evidence to support the accusation. But other...

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