1. Christine

    This is absolutely disgusting and atrocious! Andrea deserves all the support we can give her!


  2. Andrea, good luck, and well done bringing attention to a glaring unfairness.
    If we accept administrative stupidity and ill treatment we have no-pne else to blame.
    Stay strong and know you have global support in the community!


  3. “genderless legal limbo” is not so bad. The law is NOT treating her as genderless, it is using anti-female laws to prosecute her breasts, then harrassing her with male pronouns. That is not genderlessness, it is persecution of gender.The law should have no business policing our sex, and there is not need to belittle people who don’t need to fit a fake gender binary.

  4. Michael Stewart

    Reporter needs to do their homework and stop spreading misinformation. “if an applicant presents a doctor’s statement indicating that a full sex change has occurred and the procedure is complete.” is NOT the law in Tennessee for changing gender marker on ID. TN law is actually “a sex changing operation”, which is vastly different from “full sex change”. A sex change operation for MTFs can be removal of testicles (orchie less than $5k and is covered by all insurance, TNCare, Medicare, VA) for FTMs it can be chest reconstruction ($8k or so and covered by TNCare, Medicare, but not usually insurance), as long as your MD will complete the affidavit saying they did a post-op examination and found you had “a permanent sex changing operation”. Lots of Tennessee Transsexuals have updated their gender marker in TN license/ID without genital reconstruction, the price quotes in this bad article is for MTF genital surgery while ignoring FTM genital which goes up to $100,000, and ignores several other surgery options for both sexes.

    Yes, the Morristown PD arrested here but in the end the charges are disturbing the peace and obstruction, it just makes better Trans Hysteria and fundraising opportunity to say otherwise.

    I am FTM, I am a court clerk in Tennessee, and I also offered to help Ms Jones before she purposely pulled this public stunt.


    1. Michael, I’m not a reporter, but I play one on the web. Prices quoted for SRS only considered Male to Female, because I am only familiar with Male to Female procedures and the subject of the story is Male to Female.

      Tennessee has no law which regulates the establishment or mutability of a gender marker on a driver’s license or state issued ID. If it did, it would be one of the laws I would be lobbying to change every year with my partners at the Tennesee Equality Project and the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition.

      I’m not familiar with your offer of help or what that help consisted of, but I do not believe her actions are a “publicity stunt”. A better description would be “breaking point”. There comes a time when every person just can’t take it anymore.

      Regardless, I consider you both brave people.


  5. This is absolutely disgusting, as far as I am concerned, lock the politician and the police involved in jail for the rest of their lives, make the police and the politicians in Tennessee pay this woman $10 million dollars in restitution (AND FROM THEIR OWN POCKETS), publicly apologize to her, and change her legal documentation FREE OF HASSLES AND FREE OF CHARGE.

    Enough is enough !


  6. richard

    Michael is, I’m assuming, referring to the reporter in the WATE video. She reports that a full sex change must be completed, and she is citing TN Dept of Safety as the source of the policy interpretation. Not sure which of you is right, but that’s where the info is coming from.


  7. Cranky Yankee

    So let’s get this straight. Tennessee considers Andrea Jones to be a male. Males are permitted to go topless, yet they arrested Andrea Jones for doing so, thereby CONFIRMING that Ms. Jones is FEMALE!

  8. Robyn

    Is there any way we could send her some money for the holidays? It might be nice to just help her get by. Please let me know if there is something we can do. profmichelle@yahoo.com

    1. Carla

      @Robyn: Yes, you can. Simply use the ChipIn widget in the upper right hand corner of this blog. If you are using an iOS device like an iPad, iPod, or iPhone, the widget will not display because it is Flash based. In that case you can contact me directly through the “Contact Me” link at the top of the page and I can give you instructions on how to donate through PayPal using my private email address.

  9. Tonia hughes

    Appauling! Yet I’m not surprised. Many, many similar things are going on related to gay couples as well. My partner & I have been together for about 8 years. The same court that refuses to allow us to be legally married deemed us meretricious because we were not allowed to be legally married. All while the court said that my x-husband & his girlfriend were considered not meretricious even though they had been living together for two years with her supporting him & his company. They were considered NOT meretricious because they are allowed to legally marry. This was just a way for the courts to further punish us for our relationship & release my x-husband from financial responsibilities. Crazy thing is, the same court also calls me an “overnight, romantic guest” when considering visitation of my partner’s kids. When they come to visit, we are supposed to sleep in separate rooms because we aren’t legally married. Unfortunately, the courts ARE having it both ways!

  10. katrina

    if they arrested her for exposing her brest, but claim her as a man, then all men who don,t wear a shirt outside or in a public place should be arrested too

  11. katrina

    is she in jail with men or women?


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