Contributor: Kay Whitlock
Kay Whitlock is a Montana-based writer, organizer and consultant working for progressive social change. She is a co-author of Queer (In)justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States, along with Joey L. Mogul and Andrea J. Ritchie.
Caging Deviance / Sexuality: Stigma and Punishment
The following selection is excerpted from "Caging Deviance," a chapter in Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States. The authors highlight the specific instances in which the penal system punishes gender nonconformity and queerness not only through disciplinary prison regulations, but the denial of health care to queer inmates, particular those living with HIV/AIDS.