Miss Major, Director of the Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project (TGI J), discusses her personal history, activism, and development of the TGI Justice Project. She details the human rights violations and abuses experienced by transgender people both in and out of the prison system, and the support needed by the transgender community. Because gender variant and transgender individuals are housed according to their sex as assigned at birth, transgender women are regularly subjected to abuse and sexual violence within the prison system as the result of unsafe housing. After Miss Major’s talk, audience members pose questions about voting rights in prison, being transgender allies, and supporting those who are currently incarcerated.
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T-Kay SangwandRole: Writer of accompanying material
Kathryn DarnallRole: Writer of accompanying material
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prison industrial complex
transgender human rights
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