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Victoria Schneider papers
2000-57  
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Description
Victoria Schneider is an activist and sex worker best known for her lawsuit against the City and County of San Francisco, concerning an unlawful strip search during her booking at the San Francisco County Jail. The collection extensively documents Schneider’s lawsuit against the city, as well as her personal history and gender transition.
Background
Victoria Schneider is an activist and sex worker best known for her lawsuit against the City and County of San Francisco, concerning an unlawful strip search during her booking at the San Francisco County Jail. Schneider had been placed in the men’s cells, and had requested to be moved to the women’s; the search was ostensibly conducted to determine her gender. Born intersex and assigned male, Schneider identified strongly as a woman and had transitioned to live as such. Schneider won her lawsuit and was awarded $750,000 in damages from a federal jury.
Extent
1.25 linear feet (1 manuscript box, one ½ manuscript box, and one small oversized box)
Restrictions
Copyright to material has been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist.
Availability
Collection is open for research.