Friday, July 31, 2015

Jennifer Finney Boylan Honored

Jennifer Finney Boylan, the first best-selling transgender author in the U.S. whose writings, teachings & activism have significantly illuminated & articulated transgender experience will be honored with this year’s GLAD 2015 Spirit of Justice Award in October. Janson Wu, Executive Director of GLAD stated, “Jennifer Finney Boylan’s work over the decades has exposed a broad public to the meaning of transgender lives. Her best-selling memoir She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders introduced many people for the first time to a three-dimensional transgender person. With storytelling that is powerful & humane as well as witty, she has fostered understanding & support for transgender people & the multiple issues they face in navigating a transphobic world.” Jennifer Boylan stated, “GLAD has been a leader in defending the rights of LGBT people since its inception. I am personally very grateful for their work, not only as an advocate in solidarity with the fine work GLAD does, but also because they defended me, & people like me, in the state of Maine. Their work to defeat the bill that would have stripped human rights protections from trans Mainers meant, quite literally, the difference between living a life with dignity, or its opposite, in my home state.” The 16th Annual Spirit of Justice Award Dinner takes place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on October 16th. In this exclusive audio byte we talked to Jennifer about what she would like to see happen for LGBT equality in the next few years:
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Anonymous Marilyn Rosen said...

Jennifer is articulate and committed to Trans Rights and she's very witty on top of it. Good choice to honor her.

August 1, 2015 at 9:25 AM  

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