Transgender Rights: A Personal Perspective

Law Building, Lecture Theatre 1
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops
Tuesday 21st November 2017 (18:00-19:30)
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Birmingham Law School is delighted to welcome Jessica Lynn to speak at an open lecture on Tuesday 21st November at 6 pm in LT1.

Jessica is a transgender woman from Los Angeles, California. She will be speaking about her transition, her sex change, and assorted legal and ethical issues involving gender identity arising from these events in her life.

In particular, Jessica's talk will focus on her loss of full parental rights to her young son in a local county custody battle in Texas 2013, when her son was just 12 years old. Twenty-two pages of court-ordered psych evaluations spoke to her merits as a loving parent, yet a Judge ruled not only to remove her parental rights in full, but to remove her name from her son's birth certificate.

In Jessica's own words, "I am the only parent in U.S. history —a biological parent with a previously active, supportive role in my child's life— to be removed off of their child's birth certificate".

Visit Jessica's website for further information.