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Jay Irwin

Jay Irwin

Jay Irwin's PhD is in Medical Sociology, and his research examines LGBTQ+ health, specifically the health of lesbians and transgender people. His dissertation focused on the experience of stress and discrimination among lesbians in the Southeastern United States. His most recent work includes a statewide survey on the health of LGBTQ+ people living in Nebraska, the experience of being trans people living in Nebraska in relation to localized gender norms, and leadership development of LGBTQ+ young professionals.

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Trans Day of Visibility offers chance for community to stand in solidarity and support | Jay A. Irwin

By: - March 31, 2021

Visibility within the transgender community is often a Catch-22, especially for trans people of color, or those living in rural, conservative areas. Hiding one’s identity can be a damaging experience and increase feelings of isolation, stigma and shame. But standing out as a trans person can make someone a target for discrimination or violence. As […]