Aired Thursday, 26 January 2017, 7:00 PM ET
In 2017, the US Supreme Court is preparing to take up transgender rights for the first time in history, ruling on the question of whether transgender students are entitled to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. While the issue has only recently ignited a political firestorm across the country, transgender author Lee Schubert has dealt with an inner battle surrounding public restrooms throughout her life. In this show, Transcender Lee shares the details and questions raised in her book, Woman Incognito.
* Why Lee has chosen not to change her body to make it more female
* What it means to really know who you are
* Gender, class, religion, race, sexual orientation and age – can we really transcend the stereotypes and cultural conditioning that society imposes upon us telling us who we are, and how we should think and behave?
* And what would happen if we did?
* And more…
About the Guest: Lee Schubert
Lee Schubert is the author of Woman Incognito: Transsexual without Transition, and a transsexual woman with a lifelong interest in both religion and politics. Active in both areas, she is on a mission to transcend boundaries of gender, race, religion, class, and sexual orientation. As a woman in a male body, Schubert has discovered that gender is not determined by physical sex, and has no interest in changing her body to make it appear more female—unlike most of the male-to-female transsexuals seen in the media.
Schubert holds two degrees in English and has acquired additional education in finance, religion, radio communications, and philanthropic studies. Her background includes involvement in numerous religious and political organizations. She has gained a deep appreciation of the diversity of human experience and encourages others to join in her mission to transcend traditional societal boundaries that confine and separate us unnecessarily. She lives with her wife in Morristown, New Jersey.