Meet our Team

Ash Stephens

Manager of Policy and Strategy
Pronouns: They/Them or He/Him

Ash (they/them or he/him) is Manager of Policy & Strategy at Transgender Law Center. He has devoted much of his commitments to abolitionist movement building and organizing with various collectives including Survived & Punished – NYC Chapter and Love & Protect.

Previously, Ash served as the Director of Bail Operations at the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund  and focused their work on the elimination of cash bail and pretrial detention through a revolving fund. They have worked with community bail/bond projects in both New York City and Chicago.

Ash is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the Department of Criminology, Law and Justice with concentrations in Black Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies; a 2020-2021 Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund grantee; and a board member of  Transformative Justice Law Project. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois and enjoys playing basketball, soccer, and listening to music while playing Nintendo Switch.


Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

Contact Us

Transgender Law Center
PO Box 70976
Oakland, CA 94612-0976

phone: 510.587.9696
collect line for people in prison and detention: 510.380.8229

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EIN (tax identification number): 05-0544006


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