Kris Hayashi, Executive Director of Transgender Law Center, had this message about the news:
“Transgender Law Center is humbled and excited to represent the transgender and gender nonconforming community at SF Pride this year as the Community Organizational Grand Marshal. Our selection reflects the critical moment we are in: 2015 has been a year of unprecedented visibility for the transgender community in everything from media coverage to the President’s State of the Union address, and yet it has already been a year of epidemic levels of violence targeting our community and transgender women of color in particular. We are honored that, at this critical time, the community is recognizing our role and our work to create a world where all people can live as their authentic selves.”
You can read more about our selection and other grand marshals, including #BlackLivesMatter co-founder Alicia Garza, in the Bay Area Reporter.