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Recent Press Releases & Statements:
- Formerly Detained TransLatina Immigrant Women Share Experiences, Demands in Historic Meeting with ICE Officials June 16, 2016
- TLC statement on Orlando shooting June 12, 2016
- TLC welcomes Amnesty International policy and research on sex worker rights May 26, 2016
- New report finds human rights violations pervasive against transgender women in Mexico May 26, 2016
- 11 States Sue Obama Administration in attack on transgender people May 25, 2016
- TLC takes legal action against Wisconsin school district denying transgender boy access to boys’ restrooms May 12, 2016
- Transgender Law Center and Lambda Legal Petition VA to Provide Surgery for Transgender Veterans May 10, 2016
- Justice Department takes clear, bold action against North Carolina’s HB2 May 9, 2016
- 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
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.