NPR features Gender Justice client and more news from our team!

October 6, 2022

Dear Friend,

We are excited to share this week’s news from our team with you!

In an interview aired nationally this week, NPR spoke with Gender Justice client Christina Lusk about her experience as a transgender inmate. She discussed her lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Corrections and the life-changing impact of Gender Justice taking on her case.

“When somebody told me that they would help me, my world changed. And I was so happy that I had a voice and that somebody would fight for me ’cause nobody’s ever fought for me.”

We are grateful to our supporters for helping make this work possible as we fight for dignity for transgender people in custody.

Brews and Burlesque: A Fundraiser for Gender Justice

On October 12, join us outside under the tent for a fun-packed fundraising party you won’t want to miss. Learn about Gender Justice, talk about issues that matter to you, and enjoy a cabaret-style variety show hosted by Sparkles Du Jour. Speakers include Gender Justice Legal Director Jess Braverman and Gender Justice client JayCee Cooper.

Thank you to our amazing hosts: Gender Justice Board members Summra Shariff (chair), CB Baga, Amanda Bartschenfeld and supporters Maria Loera and Megan Pulvermacher!

Legal Director Jess Braverman Honored

Jess Braverman was honored at an event last night as one of Minnesota Lawyer’s Diversity and Inclusion honorees for 2022 for their work on transgender student rights in Minnesota. As an honoree, their work will also be profiled in the Diversity & Inclusion publication. Congratulations to Jess and the rest of the legal team for their meaningful contributions in the legal community and beyond!

Gender Justice in the News

The Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity recently invited Gender Justice Advocacy Director Erin Maye Quade and UnRestrict Minnesota Campaign Director Abena Abraham to appear on their podcast, “Take the Last Bite: Our Post-Roe Reality.”

Erin Maye Quade and Abena Abraham shared their firsthand experiences on how the landscape has shifted since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and what cumulative actions we can all take to embrace this new, post-Roe terrain.

Welcome, Grace!

Our team is delighted to welcome Grace Moore as the Saeks Legal Fellow!

Before Gender Justice, Grace worked at a legal services organization serving survivors of intimate-partner violence and at a non-profit dedicated to ending gender-based violence through legal and policy advocacy. She also worked at the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the General Counsel, where she worked on health equity initiatives, including ensuring access to reproductive health care.

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–The Gender Justice Team

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