Transgender judge Phyllis Frye helped put the 'T' in LGBTQ
After I got into law school, professors had quite a debate about whether I was going to get in or not. It wasn't because I didn't do okay on my LSAT or because my grade average wasn't good, it was because I was transgender.- Phyllis Frye on becoming a lawyer
Her journey to become Phyllis began long before that.
And in her journey since, she has helped secure some of the most important legal victories for transgender rights in the U.S. and helped put the "T" in LGBTQ.
Phyllis Frye is an Associate Judge for the City of Houston's Municipal Courts and a Senior Partner with Frye, Oaks and Benavidez, where she devotes her practice to transgender clients. She is the first openly transgender person to sit as a judge in the United States.
This segment was produced by The Current's Gord Westmacott.
Judge Phyllis Frye's moving acceptance speech after receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 21st annual Transgender Unity Banquet in Houston, Texas, in 2013.