Lawsuits: Transgender Ex-TSA Agent Makes It Rain After Suing For Wrongful Termination

- By Bossip Staff

In the battle of the acronyms, LGBT: 1, TSA: 0

This transgendered former airport screener considers herself a woman, she has long, highlighted hair and pops hormones to look like a lady.

Yet Ashley Yang was ordered by her former bosses at the Transportation Security Administration to pat down male passengers, pin her locks in a bun, dress like a man and use the men’s restroom. When she objected, she was fired, according to a termination letter.

“Ashley lives her life as a woman. Her co-workers recognized her as a woman. Passengers recognized her as a woman.

“But her employers didn’t,” said Kristina Wertz, an attorney for the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco, which helped Yang file a civil rights complaint following her dismissal.

Now the TSA is doing some serious back-pedaling on the formerly intransigent stance it took on Yang’s gender identity.

All TSA managers at Los Angeles International Airport, where Yang once worked, must undergo mandatory sensitivity training, officials said.

Yang has scored a five months backed pay and a five-figure settlement with the agency for pain and suffering after the ordeal.

TSA, in an attempt to cover their a$$ made this statement:

“It’s part of the world we live in today,” said Nico Melendez, a TSA spokesperson. “We need to be aware of transgender issues not only for our co-workers, but for passengers.”

Whether you personally agree with transgender lifestyles or not, as someone running a business why would you put yourself in a situation where you know you can be sued for infringing on someone’s rights?

Do you think that TSA was right to treat Ashley as a man or should they have recognized
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  • Free2beme

    While, I understand that someone wants to identify as a “woman”, you cannot and will not ever be considered a “woman” if you where born a male.A woman can carry a child, a man can’t, plan and simple!!!!Yes, I said it and I’m a gay male!

    • Yvette

      Thank you for saying it because I was definitely thinking it.

    • JustAshley

      Agreed!

  • ARCELIA

    I AGREE WITH THE TSA…

    HE’S A MAN I DON’T CARE HOW MANY PILLS, PLASTIC, INJECTIONS OR OPERATIONS..YOUR A MAN!

    NATURAL WOMEN DON’T NEED ALL THAT TO BE CONSIDERED A WOMEN

    HE DON’T HAVE OVARIES AND HE CAN’T GET A PERIOD!

  • L. Chase

    If her butt goes to jail she has to be housed as a man..and more importantly, she doesnt get her monthly..if she doesnt have to go through it then shes noooooooot a woman..She is a heeeeeee. Equality blah blah rights blah blah take it up with god, i DO have to go thru it every month I DONT WANNA HEAR IT.

  • robbie

    she look a lot better than some of these ugly black women with weaves-hairpieces and tons of make-up – and i bet she has a good attitude along with a good man.

    • big c

      there is always one undecover never came out the closet boy that has to talk bad about black women. and if this undercover boy thinks this thing look good please do us all a favor and COME OUT THE CLOSET IT IS OK . RUN AROUND WITH YOUR COLORFUL FLAG. WE WILL ONLY TALK ABOUT YOU.

  • tee

    U a dude so act like one fool. U got fired cuz yeen wanna cooperate. No go be a prostitute cuz u will be goin to hell. Gay mother******

  • King Beef

    I agree with TSA. What if he/she patted a woman down who later found out that was a man, and she don?t feel comfortable with that. TSA could probably get a sexual hara.s.sment ca.se. TSA was doing what any buisness do and that?s protect their buisness.

  • LAMO

    SMDH… THERE ARE SO MANY FEMALES/MALES THAT CANT GIVE BIRTH..FIND ANOTHER ONE HATERS.

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