And in New York City, the ACLU and the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the NYPD for arresting a transgender woman and charging her with “false personation.” Linda Dominguez told NYPD officers that she changed her name to align with her gender identity. “False personation” would involve someone intentionally misrepresenting their name in order to conceal their identity. Officers also allegedly harassed and mocked Dominguez on the basis of her gender identity. This is Linda Dominguez, speaking about the case.
Linda Dominguez: “I decided to do this with a lawsuit so they don’t keep doing this. I am the realization of my ancestors’ dreams, and I cannot allow the police to abuse us.”