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Gender Arc International Guest Lecture “Jessica Lynn’s Transgender Journey”

November 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm


November 16, 2017
2:00 pm


The Bridge, Room 1001, First Floor, Hardiman Research Building


Dr. Vesna Malesevic

Gender Arc at NUI Galway is pleased to host an International Guest Lecture 

“Jessica Lynn’s Transgender Journey”

 Time/Date: 2pm Thurs 16 November, 2017

Venue: The Bridge (Room 1001), The Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway 

All welcome!


Professional speaker and transgender advocate Jessica Lynn is renowned for her dynamic and refreshingly honest speaking style. She is consistently in demand internationally and travels to colleges, universities, and other speaking engagements to educate and inform attendees on the transgender experience. Ms. Lynn is a loving parent, dedicated to her children and family. She is fighting to see her youngest son again after a Texas court removed her parental rights from her then 12-year old boy, due to her gender transition. She is an activist, educator, and parent who is actively engaged with her community. Participants of her speaking engagements often attest to making a personal connection and can experience a full range of emotions. Her trademark question and answer session is unique in that no subject is off-limits. The takeaway is a clear and candid understanding of issues that are not readily available on the Internet or in books.


Additional background:

Jessica Lynn is an advocate for transgender education, Kinsey Institute Global Ambassador, and the president of Your True Gender, a 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to informing the public on transgender issues. Jessica is a post-op, transgender woman from Los Angeles, California who has lectured at many colleges and universities orienting students and faculty to issues of gender inequality and the transgender community. Her lectures cover her transition, her sex change, and assorted issues both legal and ethical involving gender identity, as seen through her perspective as an intersectional advocate. At the heart of her lectures is the loss of her son. Jessica is the only parent in U.S. history —a biological parent with a previously active, supportive role in her child’s life – to be removed from their child’s birth certificate. An inquiry by the US Department of Justice found that the court’s ruling was discriminatory against her due to her transition. International speaker and outspoken advocate Jessica Lynn is renowned around the globe for her dynamic, refreshingly honest speaking style and ongoing tour series.

Organiser: Dr. Vesna Malesevic.  For more information, contact: Vesna.malesevic@nuigalway.ie