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Avery Edison at The Rivoli - September 25th, 2011
Transgender woman Avery Edison, a UK citizen was remanded into custody after entering Canada Monday. Avery was aware her entrance was problematic, due to her last visit when she left with an expired Visa. But she took the risk because she loves her partner and missed her kittens. Avery had bought a non refundable ticket to the UK  for March but that didn't matter to the airport officials. They took her to a male holding facility, putting her into a single cell. Avery was amazed at the airport that the border guards had allowed her to continue tweeting while continually intentionally misgendering, humiliating and insulting her. Those tweets have caused such a internet firestorm she has since been transferred to a female holding facility.

Avery had a lawyer lined up for her hearing but it was put back until later and we all know how crucial it is to have legal representation, especially in these instances where governments are known to sweep people away. Avery is calling out to everyone with a media platform to continue to help making visible this sort of treatment normally invisible.


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Avery experienced incredible transphobic bigotry when she first arrived in Toronto by custom agents aware of her being transgender.

Posted by Sun News at 10:36am 2/12

So who is Avery, some sort of vindictive had ass who takes offense to people inquiring about her personal bits and pieces? Hardly. On stage, the comedy of Avery Edison...

 Update:: Avery's partner has let us know she  will be flown home to the UK tomorrow night without any exclusionary notices that would prevent her from visiting Canada in the future.

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