THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — One day people will be looking back at this era in airport security and ponder ‘what were they thinking?’ Airport personnel then were looking at nude body images, outing many transgender people!
The days of invasive body scanning are over. A Congress-set deadline to de-tune the body scanners to produce generic images instead clear nude images passed without software programmers coming up with a fix so the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is yanking all 250 machines from use at U.S. airports. Only (apparently, newer) body scanners that produce generic images will be used from this point on.
Obviously, this will cut into the embarrassment many trans people face at airports.
The TSA has a webpage specifically devoted for transgender passengers and I urge flyers to view and print out a copy before heading to the airport and help the TSA work with us instead of against us. View that page here: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/transgender-travelers
More about transgender travelers and the TSA: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/transgender-travelers-vs-the-transportation-security-administration-tsa/
More about the types of body scanners being used: Victory For Transgender Privacy: TSA Abandons ‘Nude’ Body Scanners | ThinkProgress.
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