Bryanna A. Jenkins, Esq. is a civil rights attorney and a proud South Baltimore native, from the Curtis Bay-Brooklyn neighborhood. She is the current 2020-2021 George N. Lindsay legal fellow at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, DC. She earned a J.D. at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL in 2019, with a certificate in Public Interest Law. Jenkins is a graduate of Morgan State University where she earned a B.S. in Marketing. Jenkins also earned a M.A. in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore. She is also a proud 2006 graduate of Baltimore City College. She was also educated at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle Magnet School and Curtis Bay Elementary School.
Prior to law school, Jenkins founded and led the Baltimore Transgender Alliance to serve the political interests of transgender people in the Baltimore metropolitan area. She organized the first Baltimore Trans March of Resilience in 2015. As a proud Black transgender woman, she is a fierce advocate for the liberation transgender people of color. She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.
While in law school, she published her article Birth Certificate with a Benefit: Using LGBTQ Jurisprudence to Make the Argument for a Transgender Person’s Constitutional Right to Amended Identity Documents was published in the Winter 2019 edition of the CUNY Law Review. Her scholarly writings examine the intersections of racial, gender, and queer identities under the law.