Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society

This paper seeks to situate transgender legal advocacy in the context of the current administration, and progressing societal conceptions of gender fluidity. 

Authors: Ryan K. Blake

It suggests that transgender advocates should focus on emphasizing the humanity of their clients, accurately representing the lived truth they experience by employing a more balanced approach to transgender rights litigation, and affording transgender litigants greater dignity and respect. Additionally, it explores the idea that by focusing on the lived experience of clients, advocacy will range from supporting binary gender expression to refuting the gender/sex binary in its entirety--and that that apparent contradiction will actually improve legal outcomes for transgender clients in discrimination cases.