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 Appoints Nationally Recognized LGBTQ Activist Andy Marra as Executive Director

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Andrea "Andy" Hong Marra as its new executive director. Marra is a nationally revered social justice advocate with a strong track record of service to the LGBTQ movement. Marra succeeds Dolph Ward Goldenburg who has served as Interim Executive Director since February.


Marra begins her position at TLDEF on December 3. To support her leadership, TLDEF has launched an online crowdfunding campaign where a small group of anonymous donors excited by Marra's appointment have issued a matching challenge. Every dollar raised online will be matched up to a total amount of $13,000. In total, TLDEF aims to raise $26,000 before Marra's first day.

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