The Transgender Defense of Angela Baker and ‘Sleepaway Camp’

Harmony M. Colangelo
9 min readFeb 23, 2020

Of the many negative stereotypes that exist for trans people, perhaps none is more damning in the court of public opinion than the belief that we are dangerous. Whether physically or sexually, many people believe that trans folks, especially trans women, are predators out to harm the good-natured straight, cisgender people of the world. This mentality is what sparked the legal panic…