Gender Equity

Civil Rights Advocate Jennifer Boylan Speaks on Compassion, Understanding, and Equal Protection for Transgender Americans

July 3, 2016  • Blaire Kotsikopoulos, TrackMaven


Today civil rights advocate Jennifer Boylan spoke about her experience as a transgender American to encourage understanding and advocate for transgender civil rights.

Boylan encouraged starting from an emotional understanding of transgender issues, rather than an intellectual one.

Since confusion does not preclude compassion and understanding.

Boylan explained that being transgender is just about being yourself.

She shared a glimpse into difficulty of her journey.

But humorously explained her understanding.

To give context into the difficulties faced by transgender people, Boylan shared devastating statistics about suicide attempts.

And advocated for equal protection, civil rights and a life without fear regardless of where they live.

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