Trans woman shares 'horrible' TSA experience, discusses why proper training is so importan

A trans woman shared their "horrible" experience going through airport security on TikTok. Rosalynne Montoya identifies as a non-binary transgender woman. In March, they were traveling to visit their boyfriend when they experienced an embarrassing back-and-forth with a TSA agent. Unfortunately, the scanner at TSA checkpoints only has two settings, one for male and one for female. "Looking at me, you know, I look like a woman and I am a woman," Montoya explained. "But, going through the scanner, I always have an 'anomaly' between my legs that sets off the alarm". The agent's solution was to have Montoya be rescanned as a man, "and then my boobs set off the scanner," they continued. "I felt dysphoric and disrespected," they told BuzzFeed News in an interview. "The TSA security machines should account for trans and non-binary people". "And the agents should understand that misgendering me and outing me as a trans person in public could be potentially dangerous". "Gender is not relevant for flight safety," a commenter agreed. "They can do better and should"