Bruce Jenner melodrama unfolds at pivotal time for transgender rights movement in the US

February 10, 2015 8:18 AM

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Bruce Jenner melodrama unfolds at pivotal time for transgender rights movement in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether or not Olympic legend Bruce Jenner becomes its new champion, the transgender-rights movement is making remarkable strides on many fronts — ranging from mass-media visibility to legal protections. Yet despite the gains, activists say many transgender Americans, far more so than gays and lesbians, remain vulnerable to violence, discrimination and lack of understanding.

"We see transgender rights as the next wave of the work we need to do, after marriage equality," said Katherine Franke, director of Columbia Law School's Center for Gender and Sexuality Law.

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