In a landmark case, Amanda DuValle, allegedly brutalized in Nicaragua because she is a transsexual, escaped deportation from the U.S. by invoking the U.N. Convention Against Torture. But if she won, why is she still in jail?
NOTE: These articles are from 1999 and 2000 and the term "transsexual" is considered outdated and inappropriate as an umbrella term. So is referring to a person as "transgendered" versus the currently preferred "transgender." For a glossary of terms and explanations of how to accurately report on transgender people today, see the GLAAD Media Reference Guide.