TLC executive director Kris Hayashi speaks at Transform California launch

Transgender Law Center is proud to partner with Equality California and an amazing coalition of over 30 organizations for today’s launch of Transform California, a statewide public education campaign to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of transgender and gender nonconforming Californians.

Join the campaign by taking the pledge at, and check out videos and stories from transgender Californians!

We gathered in Los Angeles this morning with community members, allies, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and many others in a commitment to making California a place where all transgender and gender nonconforming people can feel safe and live free from discrimination.

Across the country, we have seen a wave of discrimination and harmful laws that take aim at the transgender community. And we know that every single day, transgender people still face serious discrimination and outright violence.

Campaigns like Transform California, raising up the voices of transgender and gender nonconforming people, are critical to changing our culture and pushing back against violence and discrimination.

Over the coming weeks, the campaign will release videos, stories, and more from transgender and gender nonconforming people across the state. You can stay updated with the campaign by following Transform California on Facebook and Twitter.

Together, we can make California a safer and more welcoming place for all.