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posted Friday, June 7, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 23
GLAAD issues statement on the death of Johana Medina
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GLAAD issues statement on the death of Johana Medina

I wish I had better news to flag at the start of Pride Month, but it appears another trans woman has died while in custody of ICE officials. Johana Medina is now the third transgender person (that the public is aware of) to have died while trying to seek asylum in the United States.

On Monday, June 3, upon hearing this terrible news, GLAAD issued the following statement:

'Johana Medina, a trans asylum seeker from El Salvador, has died while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Roxsána Hernández Rodriguez, another trans woman seeking asylum, also died in ICE custody just over a year ago. This country shouldn't be imprisoning trans people, children, and other vulnerable people fleeing violence and persecution in their countries and seeking help. Are the White House and President Trump going to remain silent on this?'

Courtesy of GLAAD

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