Trans(Gender) Justice Teach-in 2023

The (Literal) Debate for Trans Lives: Insight from Trans Elected Officials

A conversation with State Representatives Liish Kozlowski and Leigh Finke

The Trans(Gender) Justice Teach-in is dedicated to centering trans, nonbinary, and intersex knowledge, experiences, and liberation.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
6:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. CT / 4:00 p.m. MT / 3:00 p.m. PT

We all have a role to play in combating anti-trans legislative attacks– but our roles aren’t all the same. The 7th annual Trans(Gender) Justice Teach-In brings together trans, nonbinary and two-spirit elected officials who have a front-row seat to the mess and complexity of legislative debates around trans lives. We’ll discuss panelists’ motivations to run for office, their experiences on the legislative floor, how they navigate their positions when anti-trans and other oppressive legislation comes up, and how Trans Refuge Bills can offer a pathway to improved living conditions for trans, nonbinary, two-spirit and intersex people.


Rep. Liish Kozlowski (left) and Rep. Leigh Finke (right)
Rep. Liish Kozlowski (left) and Rep. Leigh Finke (right)

Rep. Liish Kozlowski

Rep. Leigh Finke

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