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Recent Press Releases & Statements:
- MA makes history as first state to uphold trans protections at ballot box November 7, 2018
- Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project Responds to Trump’s Planned Attack on Birthright Citizenship October 30, 2018
- Transgender Law Center Responds to Horrific Leaked Draft Memo by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Denying Humanity of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Community October 21, 2018
- Kavanaugh Confirmation Would “Destroy Any Credibility of the Supreme Court” September 28, 2018
- Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project (BLMP) Celebrates Release of Nigerian Asylum-Seeker Udoka Nweke from Adelanto Detention Facility September 27, 2018
- Trump Administration’s Proposed Rule is “Racism Dressed Up in Threadbare Legalese” September 24, 2018
- TLC announces Laverne Cox as SPARK! 2018 Honoree September 20, 2018
- Transgender Law Center Responds to Murder of Nikki Janelle Enriquez: “We refuse to become numb to this rapid accumulation of injustices September 19, 2018
- Colorado Department of Corrections engages in unlawful harassment and intimidation targeting a young Black trans woman September 18, 2018
- #Time4BlackTransWomen: National Moment of Silence and Action September 12, 2018
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.