TLDEF is proud to honor Governor Andrew Cuomo at the 2017 Freedom Awards


In 2015, Governor Cuomo became the first executive in the country to introduce regulations through the state Human Rights Law that unequivocally bans harassment and discrimination against transgender people.

Governor Cuomo's record includes passing marriage equality in New York, strong gun safety laws, a 30% increase to the funding for education, and laws to raise the minimum wage.

TLDEF joins all trans New Yorkers in honoring this judicial achievement and thanks the Governor for using his executive authority to ensure that trans people have the same civil rights as all New Yorkers.

Come join TLDEF on June 8 to honor Governor Cuomo and the legal contributions of Cleary Gottlieb and BakerHostetler

with Host Janet Mock

Janet Mock

The Freedom Awards is our signature cocktail event that brings together 300 guests to celebrate the transgender community, and to support Transgender Legal's nationwide impact litigation, name change project and community education initiative.

If you'd like to buy tickets to the event, please click here.

Reduced ticket prices are available for individuals under 30, as well as government and nonprofit employees.

If your organization is interested in sponsoring our 2017 Freedom Awards benefit, click here for sponsorship information.