On October 1st 2015, Transgender Law Center will bring hundreds of our closest supporters together for SPARK!, TLC’s 13th anniversary celebration taking place at Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel in downtown San Francisco!
Monica Jones is an inspiring and intrepid leader in our movement whose powerful activism sheds light on the ways in which trans people, women of color in particular, are targeted and criminalized for “walking while trans”. Monica has been a prominent speaker, advocate, and educator about laws that target Trans women of color, sex workers, and women of color.
For decades, Reverend Louis Mitchell has worked as an educator, trainer, public speaker, preacher, and black trans leader involved in the fight for health, respect, and self-determination since the late 1980s, with deep engagement in political, mental health, recovery, and black church contexts.
A powerful mother and daughter duo who are courageous and heartwarming media spokespeople. Zoey – a trans youth leader – and Ofelia, Zoey’s supportive mom, have helped educate the public about the rights of transgender students to fully and safely participate in school programs and activities that align with their gender identity.
Herman Hoying of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Community Partner Award
Herman is a remarkable ally to the transgender community who successfully fights for the rights of incarcerated transgender people to access medically necessary and lifesaving healthcare. He is also active in pro bono work, counseling individuals in their pursuit of political asylum and Social Security benefits.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Ally Award
For many years, Kimpton has been a forward thinking employer making tangible, positive improvements in the lives of their employees by creating a transgender-affirming workplace and providing fully-insured and inclusive employee health plans.
MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES & MASTER OF CEREMONIES:
Veronica Klaus Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler
Josh Klipp & The Klipptones with Breanna Sinclairé
Go Bang! – DJs Steve Fabus & Sergio Fedasz!
SPARK! 2014 Host Committee
SPARK! Host Committee Co-Chairs: Alix Sabin and Kristen Verrastro
SPARK! Host Committee:
Tita Aida, Judy Appel, John Bare, Becky Benton & Laura Peterson, Tara Brant, Danielle Castro, Brad Chernin, Brielle Darynn & Pickles!, Masen Davis, Shawn Demmons, Kenyon DeVault & Thomas Tarn, Bevan Dufty & Rebecca Goldfader, Heather Freyer, Louise Frost C. Nathan Harris & Alan Francisco-Tipgos, Emily Hostage, Mark Huggins, Zander Keig, Jonathan Lee, Gretchen Lintner Min R. Matson & Max Kelly, Juanita MORE!, Jane Nevins, Jennifer & Meredith Orthwein, Jacob Richards, Mat dos Santos & David Sternesky, Attorney Linda Scaparotti Ryan Sepanski, Cheryl Snodgrass, Stephan & Michiko Thorne, Joseph Wiedman & Eric Chamberlain, Gina White
Michael Blake & Barbara Howald
Gina White & Ashley McKnight
Robert Pérez & Robert Francoeur
Brielle Darynn & Pickles!
Joseph Wiedman & Eric Chamberlain
Terri Witherspoon & Denise Bergin
Helbraun Law Firm – Civil Rights
James Loyce & Nancy Rubin
The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
Jane Nevins & Sara Jeruss
Luanna Rodgers MFT
Alix Sabin & Nancy Drooker
Susanne Watson, PhD
DiMare, Brown, Hicks & Kessler, LLC
Emily Doskow – Attorney & Mediator
Bevan Dufty & Rebecca Goldfader
C. Nathan Harris & Alan Francisco-Tipgos
Harvey Milk Democratic Club
Senator Mark Leno
Attorney Linda Scaparotti
Stephan & Michiko Thorne