January 19, 2015

TLDEF Commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

New York, NY — The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) reflects on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this national holiday that honors his civil rights legacy.

Statement from Executive Director Michael Silverman

“As an organization fighting for the rights of transgender people across the country, we continue to draw inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his pioneering civil rights work that changed our nation. Dr. King’s shining example of strength and resilience paved the way for those who continue to work towards achieving equality and social justice.  We join the millions who honor his life and legacy on this day.”