Gender Inequality and the Transgender Community

2017 Sep 18, Monday
Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University)

About the Lecture

Jessica's lectures cover her transition and issues both legal and ethical involving gender identity, seen through her perspective as an intersectional advocate. At the heart of her lectures is the loss of her son. Railroaded by a Texas judge with a penchant for bigotry, she lost full parental rights to her young son in a local county custody battle in 2013.  Curtis, her son, was 12.  Twenty-two pages of court-ordered psych evaluations speak to her merits as a loving parent, and every page was thrown out in court by the Judge, who ruled not only to remove her parental rights in full, but to remove her name off her son's birth certificate. 

About the Speaker

Jessica Lynn, a transgender woman from the central coast of California, is an advocate and professional speaker for transgender rights. She is also the co-founder and President of Your True Gender, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community on transgender issues. Jessica Lynn knew from the age of four that her male birth assignment was not in alignment with her true gender. Today, having lost all parental rights due to gender discrimination, Jessica is bravely speaking out and has dedicated her life to help others through her own gender journey.