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American Transgender Jessica Lynn visits IIIT-Hyderabad

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Hyderabad | Tuesday, Sep 12 2017 IST
A talk show with Jessica Lynn, a transgender woman from California held at IIIT-Hyderabad, here today. Lynn spoke about "Journey of a Transgender woman". Nearly 300 students, including a transgender activist Monalisa, Prife Abhijit Mithra and faculty participated in the talk. Lynn spoke about her journey as a transgender woman and shared her life-altering experiences before and after transition. Her lecture covered her transition, sex change and assorted issues both legal and ethical involving gender identity, seen through her perspective as an inter-sectional advocate. She spoke about the trauma of losing parental rights of her youngest son and the legal battle that ensued and she lost. Do not say gender does not matter to you, she told the gathering. Being a transgender you need to be patient, Lynn told the gathering. She gave a nine way formula to be an ally to the transgender community.

Speaking on the occasion, Monalisa, a city based transgender activist said, "Parents and society are not accepting transgenders. Transgenders have to meet their parents secretly. Parents are not owning transgenders. Transgenders have to beg or live as sex workers to survive. Hope this will change.She added: "Transgenders want to get educated, work like others. People need to accept transgenders with open arms."UNI VV AD

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