12:00pm

Wed April 27, 2011
Around the Nation

Baltimore Attack On Transgender Woman Debated As Hate Crime

Transgender woman Chrissy Lee Polis brutally attacked by two teenage girls at a McDonald's restaurant outside Baltimore last week. Since then, a video of the beating has been widely circulated online and watched by hundreds of thousands of people. The attack has sparked outrage and also prompted a broader discussion around gender identity discrimination. Host Michel Martin speaks about the attack and gender identity issues with Nick Madigan, crime reporter for the Baltimore Sun. Also Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality.