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Transgender woman and television producer Shadi Petosky alleges a Transportation Security Administration employee at the Orlando Airport prevented her from traveling because of her gender on September 21st. In a series of tweets on Monday evening, she said she missed a flight after being unfairly screened and held for 40 minutes because some TSA agents noted an "anomaly" on her body. According to her account, Petosky was kept in a room with the door closed by a TSA agent and was told not to take photographs or videos. At one point, Petosky alleges a police officer asked her what sex she is. She refused to answer the question. Petosky said she had issues attempting to rebook her flight with American Airlines. "American Airlines manager is telling me that 'in the future ask for a private screening,'" Petosky tweeted. "I literally want no lectures from American Airlines on how to travel while trans. I want the same privileges as cis people."
Transgender woman livetweets her invasive TSA detainment
Transgender woman live-tweets her expulsion from Orlando airport
Shadi Petosky, a Transgender Woman, Alleges Unfair Screening by TSA at Orlando Airport