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Recent Press Releases & Statements:
- Transgender Law Center Demands that Wisconsin School District Reverse Discriminatory Policy April 20, 2016
- Victory! Fourth Circuit Rules to Protect Virginia Transgender High School Student Under Title IX April 19, 2016
- TLC@SONG statement on North Carolina Governor’s executive order April 12, 2016
- SF passes legislation requiring all-gender restrooms in city buildings and businesses April 5, 2016
- Joint Statement on Settlement of Seamus Johnston Case March 29, 2016
- North Carolina officials rush through enactment of anti-trans law March 24, 2016
- Groundbreaking Research Provides Insight into Lives of Transgender People Living with HIV/AIDS March 24, 2016
- Victory for student who faced locker room harassment March 24, 2016
- Kansas Woman Sues State for Denying Her an Accurate Birth Certificate February 24, 2016
- Victory for #FreeChristina – transgender detainee granted bond February 19, 2016
Kris Hayashi, Executive Director
Kris Hayashi has over 20 years of movement building, leadership and organizing experience. As a public transgender person of color, Kris has been a leader in movements for justice and rights for transgender and gender nonconforming communities for over 13 years.
Kris became Executive Director at Transgender Law Center, one of the largest organizations in the country advancing the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming people, in February 2015. Prior to that, he had served over a year in the role of Deputy Director at the organization.
Kris took on his first Executive Director position at the age of 23 at Youth United for Community Action in California (YUCA). YUCA is a grassroots community organization created, led, and run by young people of color, to provide a safe space for young people to empower themselves and work on environmental and social justice issues to establish positive systemic change through grassroots community organizing. Kris took on his second Executive Director position five years later at the age of 28 at the Audre Lorde Project (ALP) in New York City. ALP is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit, trans and gender nonconforming people of color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Kris served as Executive Director at ALP for over ten years. During his tenure at ALP, ALP launched one of the first organizing and advocacy projects in the country led by trans and gender nonconforming people of color, the annual NYC Trans Day of Action now in its 11th year, and won a monumental campaign getting NYC’s welfare agency to adopt community developed policies on serving trans and gender nonconforming people.