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Recent Press Releases & Statements:
- LGBTQ Organizations to Commemorate Roxsana Hernandez May 22, 2019
- After Muhlaysia Booker’s Murder, TLC Uplifts Urgent Need to Follow Leadership of Black Trans Women May 20, 2019
- TLC Celebrates House Passage of Equality Act May 17, 2019
- Congressional Briefing: Centering LGBTQ Migrants May 16, 2019
- The Grapevine: A Southern Trans Report Explores Transgender Experiences in the South May 14, 2019
- Despite City of San Francisco’s Petty Delay Tactics, TLC Will Pursue Justice for Tanesh Nutall May 3, 2019
- New HHS Religious Refusals Rule an Attack on Trans Communities May 2, 2019
- Supreme Court to Determine Employment Protections for LGBTQ People April 22, 2019
- Nearly a year after Roxsana’s death, ICE still shirks responsibility for her care April 9, 2019
- TLC Urges Supporters to Take Action Against Tennessee Legislature’s Slate of Hate March 28, 2019
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.