Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Transgender Law Center

  • Oakland, CA
  • www.transgenderlawcenter.org

Mission Statement

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.

Main Programs

  1. Community Legal Services
  2. Project HEALTH
  3. TRUTH
  4. Positively Trans
  5. Detention Project
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Transgender Law Center engages in national advocacy related to health and economic justice issues; provides legal information and support throughout California; and organizes in local communities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco (and the surrounding Bay Area) and Humboldt Counties.

ruling year

2005

Executive Director since 2015

Self-reported

Kris Hayashi

Keywords

Self-reported

transgender,legal,law,lgbt,rights,transsexual,community,development,economic,family,student,bathroom,health,access

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Also Known As

TLC

EIN

05-0544006

 Number

3372292463

Physical Address

PO Box 70976

Oakland, CA 94612 2114

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Policy & Administrative Advocacy: TLC launched a statewide movement to create The Insurance Gender Non-Discrimination Act and the CA LGBT Health & Human Services Network; helped San Francisco and L.A. Unified School Districts create and implement non-discrimination regulations; and helped start Project HEALTH (Harnessing Education, Advocacy and Leadership for Trans Health) to increase access to community clinics and discrimination-free health care reform.

Legal Services: TLC provides legal information to more than 1300 people each year, many of whom receive more involved advocacy or representation. For instance, TLC represented Sylvia Guerrero in her petition to posthumously get recognition of the name change of her daughter, Gwen Araujo.TLC has held hundreds of public education workshops; current efforts include educating transgender community members about the importance of employment protections. TLC also provides legal training and technical assistance to lawyers who want to provide services to transgender clients.

Leadership Development: TLC organizes the annual CA Transgender Leadership Summit, and is a founding organization of San Francisco’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative. TEEI gives transgender job seekers the tools to secure meaningful employment and succeed in the workplace. TLC believes that developing the grassroots leadership of transgender communities across the country – and connecting the grassroots to the grasstops – is critical in advocating for transgender-inclusive programs and policies.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Community Legal Services

Since we opened our doors in 2002, we have talked to, or emailed with, more than 3,000 people who had questions about their legal rights in more than a dozen areas of law. Through answering these questions (or sometimes only trying to answer them), we not only help people address their immediate legal needs, but we keep ourselves informed about the day-to-day issues that transgender people and our families are facing.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Budget

$269,776.00

Program 2

Project HEALTH

The purpose of this grant, led by the Transgender Law Center and Lyon-Martin Health Services, is to increase access to community clinics for transgender people while forging partnerships in which community members, providers, and advocacy organizations work together to improve community health.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

Other Minorities

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$268,901.00

Program 3

TRUTH

TRUTH is a national trans and gender nonconforming youth storytelling campaign that aims to build empathy, understanding, and a movement for youth to share their stories in their own words and in their own way.

TRUTH builds public understanding and empathy through short video profiles of youth and their families; provides support through a Storytelling Toolkit guiding youth and families through the process of speaking out; connects trans and gender nonconforming youth through the #transTRUTH selfie campaign and a youth council leading the next phases of the project; and educates media professionals on best practices of reporting on trans and gender nonconforming youth.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Program 4

Positively Trans

TLC launched T+ as a response to the structural inequalities that drive the high rate of HIV/AIDS and poor health outcomes. By partnering with a National Advisory Board of community leaders, T+ seeks to mobilize and promote resilience of trans people most impacted by or living with HIV/AIDS, particularly trans women of color, through research, policy advocacy, legal advocacy, and leadership strengthening.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

People Living with HIV or AIDS - PLWHA

Budget

Program 5

Detention Project

Transgender Law Center’s Detention Project works to end the abuses transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people experience in prisons, jails, immigration detention, state hospitals, and other forms of detention, and at the hands of law enforcement.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

Other Minorities

Offenders/Ex-offenders

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Transgender Law Center engages in national advocacy related to health and economic justice issues; provides legal information and support throughout California; and organizes in local communities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco (and the surrounding Bay Area) and Humboldt Counties.

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Transgender Law Center
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Transgender Law Center

Leadership

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Executive Director

Kris Hayashi

BIO

Kris Hayashi has been active in social, racial, and economic justice organizing for over 20 years. For the last ten years Kris served as the Executive Director/Co-Director of the Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color organizing center based in New York City. Previously, he served as a Trainer/Organizer at Western States Center in Portland, Oregon and as Executive Director of Youth United for Community Action, a youth organizing group in California, led by young people of color organizing for social and environmental justice.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Shawn Demmons

Black Brothers Esteem

Term: July 2015 -

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