Clown World: Transgender New Yorker Gets $160K for Being ‘Misgendered’ in Jail

A transgender woman, or a man living as a woman, got a whopping $160,000 settlement after being “misgendered” by workers at a jail in Broome County, New York.

Twenty-five-year-old Makyyla Holland alleged correctional officers abused and discriminated against him once he was arrested for charges listed as criminal contempt and assault, the Daily Mail reported Saturday.

“She was held in an all-male jail during two stints totaling six weeks in 2021, and claims she was physically attacked during the intake process on January 22, suffering a broken tooth and painful lump on her head,” the outlet said.

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Holland also claimed male officers strip-searched him, forced him to remove his acrylic nails, and told him to remove the wig that was glued onto his scalp.

“Despite disclosing her transgender status multiple times, she says she was placed within men’s housing units and misgendered – referred to as a man,” the Mail report said.

In a social media post on Thursday, the New York Civil Liberties Union said its client, Holland, reached a settlement with the jail:

“No one should ever have to go through what Makyyla went through at the Broome County Jail. Now with this settlement, establishing one of the strongest nationwide policies to protect the rights of trans people in custody, hopefully no one ever will,” the union said.

In a statement through the union, Holland said, “I was harassed, mocked, misgendered and worse: jail staff strip-searched me, beat me up, placed me in the male section of the jail and withheld my hormones for a period of time, forcing me to go into agonizing withdrawal.”

Now, the Broome County Sheriff’s Office has “agreed to sweeping changes” regarding how staffers handle transgender inmates in their custody, News Channel 34 reported Friday:

Meanwhile, a “strong percentage of millennial Americans (ages 25-34) are in favor of catering to the whims of sex-confused individuals by making adherence to biological reality in language a criminal offense, new polling conducted for Newsweek found,” according to a Breitbart News report published July 26.

The article noted that 44 percent of millennials believe calling someone by the “wrong” gender pronoun should be considered a criminal act.

The criminal case leveled against Holland has reportedly come to a close, per the Mail article.

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  1. I’m sorry that the Transpeople are having problems, but they do seem to be bringing the problems upon themselves with the “push it in your face attitude” that seems to prevail in that community, against others who are less accepting. Personally, I could care less if a man wants to think they are a woman and dress the part. Its like showbusiness, all fake and deception from reality. What I see in this is that a person can say that today and until I change my mind I can be a turtle, or a whale, maybe a zebra or elephant. It is physically impossible to reassign your biologically assigned gender of type, period. Sure you can alter the outside appearance temporarly with surgery or hormones, but without you are still basically just an attempted altermation of what your DNA structured you to be. The unlying DNA is the same. I can see why some decisions must be made for those who naturally are born with both traits, but that decision should be made at birth and the person allowed to assume the role for life of the then corrected gender roll. Other then that, by outwardly flaunting their gender transition to the point that it becomes obnoxiously obvious, and the in your face “draq queen” life style, it is not something that everyone wants to embrace. The trangender people who experience any mocking or degrading by people who do not acpet your role, remember not to confront those individuals, and always remember the little saying we all used as kids when someone called us names, “Sticks and Stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me”, and then walk away and embrace the acceptance of those of like mindedness.

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