spark15_194Transgender Law Center Executive Director Kris Hayashi has been selected as one of Levi Strauss Foundation’s Pioneers in Justice for their newest class, Pioneers 2020.

Today, Levi Strauss Foundation profiled Kris as a next-generation social justice leader transforming the country through his work at TLC.

“From an early age, I understood that the world was not set up for gender nonconforming Asian kids like me to survive,” Kris told Levi Strauss Foundation. “Justice for transgender and gender nonconforming communities is close to my heart—and I won’t rest until it is achieved.”

“When I think of what TLC does every day—from advocating for the rights of transgender women facing violence in immigration detention and trans people living with HIV/AIDS, to amplifying the stories of trans and gender nonconforming youth leaders throughout the country—I know there’s no organization or movement I’d rather devote my time, energy and heart to.”

Check out the full profile here!