Ashley Diamond

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ashley Diamond
OccupationCivil rights activist
Years active2015-present

Ashley Diamond is an American transgender civil-rights activist and aspiring musician. Ashley received national attention when she was wrongfully housed in a men's prison for a nonviolent offense.[1] While in prison she was denied medically necessary hormones she had been taking for over seventeen years, was beaten and sexually assaulted by inmates with no help from prison guards.[2][3][4] From inside the prison, Diamond partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center to file a class action lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Corrections; settling for an undisclosed amount.[5][6] Ashley's case winning has changed Georgia prison system's laws on hormones for transgender inmates and has enforced prison officials to undergo sensitivity training.

Early life[edit]

Ashley was raised in Rome, Georgia.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Gaycation Herself Episode: "Deep South"


  1. ^ "Ashley Diamond, Transgender Georgia inmate, released early from prison — LGBT Institute". Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  2. ^ "The New York Times". Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  3. ^ "Transgender inmate Ashley Diamond released from Georgia prison after pressure from SPLC lawsuit | Southern Poverty Law Center". Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  4. ^ "Freed Trans Woman Ashley Diamond On Life Behind Bars In Men's Prison | Huffington Post". Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  5. ^ "WATCH: Trans Woman Ashley Diamond Reaches Settlement with Georgia Department of Corrections |". Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  6. ^ "Transgender inmate Ashley Diamond reaches settlement with Georgia's Department of Corrections | GLAAD". Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  7. ^ TEGNA. "Transgender woman: I was raped, mistreated in Georgia prison |". Retrieved 2016-10-20.

External links[edit]