TITLE

Cross-dressing terrorists?

AUTHOR(S)
DuLong, Jessica
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
Advocate;10/28/2003, Issue 901, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
As hundreds of transgendered people were preparing to board planes on their way to the annual Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in September, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was advising airports that "male bombers may dress as females in order to discourage scrutiny." The agency issued the new rules for security and law enforcement personnel to counter what it claims is a new trend in terrorism. But activists said the rules could be used to target transgendered people.
ACCESSION #
11142699

 

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