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Transgender woman Avery Edison arrested at Toronto airport, jailed in male-only facility documents ordeal on Twitter

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Transgender woman Avery Edison arrested at Toronto airport, jailed in male-only facility documents ordeal on Twitter
British comedian Avery Edison was on her way to visit her girlfriend in Canada when she was detained at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport due to a previously overstayed student visa.

Thanks to free wi-fi and the guards’ nonchalance towards her typing away on her phone, Edison was able to document her entire ordeal via Twitter and, despite the terrible situation she found herself in, her wit repeatedly made us laugh.

It started like this...

Then quickly escalated...

And things only got worse when she was informed she would be taken to a male-only facility, even though the gender listed on her passport was clearly female.

That’s when Avery’s girlfriend, Romy Sugden, stepped in to continue Tweeting about the saga, asking lawyers or anyone else able to help fight the injustice to contact her. The media, of course, jumped on the story as well.

Last night, Avery was finally moved to a female jail and her trial was scheduled for this afternoon. We have yet to hear word of the verdict.

You can follow the developing story here.