30th Houston Transgender Unity Banquet will start with Judge Phyllis Frye leading remarks!
If you have a copy of her new book she can sign it for you at the banquet!
The first openly transgender judge to be appointed in the United States, the first attorney to obtain corrected birth certificates for transgender people who had not undergone gender confirmation surgery, a survivor of conversion therapy, and author of a law review article that helped thousands of employers adopt supportive policies for their workers, Phyllis Frye is truly a pioneer in the fight for transgender rights. Among her many accomplishments, Frye founded the first national organization devoted to shaping transgender law–the International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy, which has since created a body of work that includes the International Bill of Gender Rights–trained a cadre of future trans activists, and built the first national movement for transgender legal and political rights. Based on interviews with Frye, Phyllis Frye and the Fight for Transgender Rights covers her early life, the discrimination she faced while struggling with her identity–including being discharged from the army and fired from a subsequent job at her alma mater, Texas A&M–her transition in 1976, her many years of activism, and her current position as an associate judge for the municipal courts of Houston. This gripping account of Frye’s efforts to establish and protect the constitutional rights of transgender individuals not only fills a gap in existing histories of LGBTQ+ activism but will also inform and instruct contemporary trans activists.
Come on over this Saturday morning to talk about what Pride could look like this year! We have many ways we can take Pride in our community together all year long. Looking forward to sharing that with you! Click here for details!
Day of Remembrance… we wish we didn’t have to have this.
In Houston if you are local you are invited to honor the names of those lost with us in person. Click here for the invite.
If you are not able to make it in but would like to honor the names of our siblings lost in hate due to being Transgender here.
Wondering who has their finger on transgender news? Click here to find community reporting, the latest pod cast episode, and open enrollment.
Above all we know the holidays can be filled with many lows so please take care! If you want to text or talk for any reason the Trevor Project is always available.
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