Trans activist Ashley Diamond discusses healing after dropping second lawsuit against Georgia DOC

Transgender civil-rights activist Ashely Diamond discusses her recent decision not to move forward with challenging the Georgia Department of Corrections over its transgender policies. (Photo credit: Robin Henson / Southern Poverty Law Center)

Ashley Diamond, a transgender civil rights activist who has challenged the Georgia Department of Corrections twice over its transgender policies, says she’s been going through a lot emotionally and physically—which led her to decide not to move forward with a second lawsuit against the prison system.

“To not be recognized as a human being has been the most painful part about it,” said Diamond on Friday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

Diamond was joined by Beth Littrell, a senior supervising attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center. The two spoke about Diamond’s decision and how she’s prioritizing healing moving forward.