Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

TLDEF Names Kylar W. Broadus Senior Counsel

January 11, 2017- Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund announces the appointment of Kylar W. Broadus to the position of Senior Counsel within TLDEF's growing impact litigation program, headed by TLDEF's Director of Impact Litigation, Ezra Young. Broadus is a nationally renowned attorney, activist, public speaker and former professor who is universally admired by advocates across the LGBT rights movement. He has spent decades fighting for the rights and dignity of the most vulnerable in our communities and shown immense resilience overcoming the bias he has faced as a Black transgender man who was once fired for living openly.

"We are privileged to welcome Kylar Broadus to our team," said TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss. "Kylar is a monumentally positive force in our transgender civil rights movement who has devoted his career to improving the lives of our diverse communities. His vast legal experience, combined with relentless activism, will deepen TLDEF's litigation capacity at a time when transgender people have great need of legal representation," said Young. "Kylar has contributed to significant transgender rights advancements, and we are grateful to have him by our side. He will bolster TLDEF's efforts to fight anti-transgender discrimination in employment, education, health care and public accommodations."

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