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A transgender woman said she was detained and harassed at an Orlando, Fla., airport security checkpoint Monday by Transportation Safety Administration agents after a body scanner detected an "anomaly" on her.
Shadi Petosky, who runs a Los Angeles interactive entertainment studio, said she was trying to fly out of Orlando International Airport but was stopped after entering the scanner.
In her tweets about the situation, Petosky said that TSA agents calibrated the scanner for a woman, and the machine flagged an anomaly -- "my penis."
At one point, she said, an agent told her to "get back in the machine as a man or it was going to be a problem."
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: harvestdog
Nothing against the transgendered community? But I don't see how it was any more traumatic t
han the sexual pat downs of grandma's and children that have been victims of the TSA pat downs and searches.
originally posted by: cj6
With all due respect to this woman I can see how they were confused. To say she was harassed for being transgender is just ridiculous. It was nothing more than a misunderstanding. I'm really sick of people in the LGBT community trying so hard to make everything a civil rights issue.