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More than 250 community members, activists, allies, and family packed into Crash Nightclub in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood to celebrate the Transgender Law Center’s 4 years of making change in California. The focus of the night, though, was the work of seven amazing individuals and organizations who helped build the movement, propel it forward, or make it relevant to the entire community.


Sister Mary Elizabeth with our Vanguard Award.
(Sister Mary Elizabeth with Jamison Green and Cecilia Chung pictured)
Judy Van Maasdam, the Horizons Foundation, and the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office with our Ally Award.
(Ally Awardees pictured)
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Equality California, and The Ark of Refuge’s Transcendence Program with our Community Partners Award.
(Staff from Ark of Refuge pictured)
Thanks to the incredible generosity of Crash owner, Terrance Alan, 95% of the nearly $15,000 that the event raised will go directly to funding TLC’s cutting-edge legal services. Significant financial support was also provided by:
Platinum Sponsors
Crash Nightclub
Latham & Watkins
Seduction Wine
Joan Haratani
Yvette Hirth
Jeffrey Francis Webb/Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Gold Sponsors
BioScrip Pharmacy
A&PI Wellness Center
Amy Todd
Dr. Jason Tokumoto
Dena L. Narbaitz
Tamara Fisher
Horizons Foundation
ACLU, Northern CA
Silver Sponsors
Hotel Bijou
Rainbow Grocery
San Francisco Pride
San Francisco LGBT Community Center
Asia SF
Honorary Co-Chairs
Shannon Minter
Hon. Theresa SparksHonorary Hosts
Mayor Gavin Newsom
Hon. Carole Migden
Hon. Mark Leno
Hon. Sally Lieber
Hon. Leland Yee
Hon. Tom Ammiano
Supervisor Chris Daly
Supervisor Bevan Dufty
Supervisor Sean Elsbernd
Supervisor Fiona Ma
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
Supervisor Aaron Peskin
Honorable Jeff Adachi
Honorable Jose Cisneros
Honorable Phil Ting
Kate Kendell, Esq.

Event Volunteers
Allison Laureno
Angel Manaois
B.X. Long
Ben Lunine
Bobby Cheung
Bonnie Benton
Camille Moran
Dena Zaldua-Hilkene
DJ Puss Puss
Dolores Garay
Dwayne Alicie
Elizabeth Lufty
Elka Vera
Isabella Ventura
Jason Alley
Jason Moses
Kelli-Ann Nakayama
Max Cohen
Paige Ramiro

Event Captains
Kimberly Carver*
Jimmer Cassiol
Jason Chan
Alex Cleghorn*
Mikayla Connell*
Jonathan Fishleder
Robert Haaland
Nick Hodges & Russell Brent
JoAnne Keatley
Allison Laureano
Evan Low
John Manzon-Santos
Tei Okamoto
Marty Rawlings-Fein
Greg Shaw
Laura Spanjian
Scott Wiener
David WeinreichHost Committee
Miguel Bustos
Alma Soongi Beck*
Claudia Cabrera*
Nikki Calma
Jamison & Heidi Green
J Handa
Russell and Dena Hilkene
Stephen Huey
Carolyn Laub*
Justin Louie*
Joe Lucero & Vince Calcagno
John Newsome
Lance Toma
Angel Ventura*TLC Board Member

Event Consultant
Gayle Roberts