What does a transgender woman do after spending a lifetime behind bars in a men’s prison? This one is turning around to help advocate for other transgender and LGBTQ individuals!
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy made national and international headlines for her court case, Norsworthy v. Beard, that set a precedent for the State of California being required to pay for sexual reassignment surgery for transgender inmates.
Now that she’s free, Michelle-Lael has a genuine desire to help other transgender inmates by sharing her own struggle and shedding light on the brutal treatment she, and others like her behind bars, are subjected to during incarceration. Her goal is to open a transitional home for transgendered persons that will help them through the difficult and stressful period during which they are becoming their true selves.
Find out more about Michelle-Lael on her electronic press kit.