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2018 Gender Odyssey

June 21–24, 2018

Los Angeles, California

Legal Issues Affecting the Trans Community

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM–12:20 PM PDT
J Central
Workshop Description

This workshop will give a broad overview of legal issues affecting the transgender community. The information provided will include descriptions of 1) federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to the rights and protection of transgender individuals, including in educational, employment, health care, and other settings; 2) ongoing and recent-past litigation related to discrimination against and federal protections of transgender individuals, including litigation related to enforcement of state protections of transgender individuals in the face of claims of religious exemptions, and other cases affecting the rights of transgender individuals; 3) an overview of other key litigation and legislative developments affecting the LGBT community generally that have an impact on the transgender community; and 4) California-specific legal issues related to the transgender community.

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Workshop Presenters

Alexis Paige, Lambda Legal
Presenter Bio

Alexis Paige is a legal assistant in the Western Regional Office of Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and everyone living with HIV. Besides her legal support work, she also contributes blog posts, gives presentations, participates in panel discussions, and speaks at rallies. Alexis Paige is an honoree of the 2015 Trans 100 and a 2015 Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest’s Queer Hero.