Lynly S. Egyes is the Director of Litigation at the Transgender Law Center. Prior to joining TLC, Lynly was the Legal Director at the Sex Workers Project (SWP) at the Urban Justice Center. During her eight years at SWP, Lynly provided legal services to sex workers and survivors of trafficking. Lynly launched SWP’s LGBT anti-trafficking program and created SWP’s Rapid Court Response Program in response to the police profiling of Translatina women in Queens. In 2014, Lynly began volunteering in Family Detention Centers representing sex workers, trafficking victims and LGBTQ community members. Prior to her work at the Sex Workers Project, Lynly managed the student leadership program at the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN). At GLSEN, Lynly worked with high school and middle school students throughout the United States who were organizing to create safe schools for LGBTQ youth. Lynly is a trained facilitator with over 15 years of experience facilitating trainings through out the Untied States and Mexico. She authored chapters in, Broadening the Scope of Human Trafficking and Social Work Practice and co-authored the report, Immigration on ICE: A Report on Immigration Home Raids Operations.
During her free time, Lynly likes to run, bake and spend time with her nieces and nephew. Lynly called New York City home and has lived there for the past ten years.