Brenda Medina

Abrams Senior Reporting Fellow

When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side

Transgender and gender nonconforming people say they have been pressured to expose their genitals during TSA searches at airports. The encounters stem from shortcomings in the agency’s technology and insufficient training of its staff.

How Do TSA Officers Screen Transgender Passengers? We Want to Talk to You.

We want to hear about issues transgender and nonbinary people have had during interactions with the TSA.

TSA Agents Say They’re Not Discriminating Against Black Women, But Their Body Scanners Might Be

The full-body scanners at airports across the country frequently give false alarms for Afros, braids, twists and other hairstyles popular among black women.

Have TSA Agents Searched Your Hair in Airport Security Lines? Tell Us.

In 2015, the Transportation Security Administration agreed to train airport security screeners in hair pat-downs. Help us figure out how it’s going.

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