Trans Advocacy Day – 2011

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People come from all corners of the world to live the California Dream. We come here seeking opportunities to work and to live in a safe and comfortable home. We come to California to live as our authentic selves.


Unfortunately, far too often, discrimination denies the fulfillment of that dream for transgender people and others who don’t neatly fit neatly into gender stereotypes. That discrimination affects our physical and economic security by denying us opportunities from basic housing to gainful employment, from health care to safety on the streets. At times, the prejudice we encounter is literally life threatening.


Current California laws protect people from discrimination based on gender identity and expression, but the law is often unclear. In fact, in The State of Transgender California, we found that 67% of transgender workers experienced some form of discrimination on the job, but only 15% of those people filed a complaint. To address this, Assemblymember Toni Atkins has introduced The Gender Nondiscrimination Act (AB 887). The Gender Nondiscrimination Act, co-sponsored by the Transgender Law Center and Equality California, will strengthen existing protections for transgender and gender non-conforming Californians by establishing gender identity and gender expression as their own categories in our non-discrimination laws. Transforming the law is vital to reducing ignorance, bigotry and bullying so that we may all live safe and fulfilling lives.

California has great laws for transgender people. Now it’s time to make them meaningful in our lives. It’s time to fulfill the California Dream. Join us as we take a stand for full equality at Transgender Advocacy Day.




Support Transgender Advocacy Day, be a sponsor!

Click here to sign up as a sponsor.

Click here for information about sponsorship benefits.

Thank you to our 2011 sponsors!





Douglas K. Ousterhout, MD, DDS

Estrada Land Planning

Joel B. Beck, MD, FACS

National Center for Lesbian Rights

Red Ace Technology Solutions

Thank you to our Transgender Advocacy Day sponsors!

Allison Palitz Photography

Scott Johnson, Photographer

Gender Health Center


Sunday, May 1st
9:00 am-5:30 pm Advocacy Day Training and Preparation
7:00 pm-9:00 pm Sacramento Reception – Click here for more information.
Monday, May 2nd
10:00 am-Noon Advocacy Day Press Conference
Noon-1:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:00-5:00 pm Advocacy Day Meetings at the Capitol

Host Hotel: Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, located one mile from the Capitol 300 J Street in Sacramento, CA is offering Advocacy Day participants a discounted rate of $102 per night.

You must reserve your room ASAP to ensure the group rate. Rooms are going fast, so call today! For reservations call 916-446-0100 ‎and mention the Transgender Advocacy Day for the group rate.


Sacramento Airport
Sacramento Airport is the major airport for the Sacramento area. There are rental car dealers on site and you can also use Super Shuttle to get to the hotel.

Driving Directions: For directions from GoogleMaps, click here.

Attire For Transgender Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day Training

The training day will be casual. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes as you may be walking and on your feet for much of the day and evening.

Sacramento Reception

Casual dress (especially if you’ll have been in the training all day) is completely acceptable. However, if you want to dress up we fully support that, too!

Advocacy Day

We recommend that you wear business/professional attire for meetings with California legislators and their staff. Comfortable shoes are also recommended for Advocacy Day, as you’ll likely be walking and on your feet for much of the day.


If you have questions or want to attend but are not financially able to, please contact Maceo Persson at maceo@transgenderlawcenter.orgor by phone at 415-865-0176 x 305.



May 1st, 2011 9:00 AM   through   May 2nd, 2011 5:00 PM
CARES – Center for AIDS Research and Education
1500 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States
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Phone: 415-865-0176
Basic Registration Fee $ 15.00
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