Education


November 2017

November 16 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator led a training/workshop for HBOOut on Trans Cultural Competency in the Workplace in New York, NY

November 2 - TLDEF Office Manager Tabytha Gonzalez spoke with New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG) Catalyst Action Leadership Group about mental health, HIV stigma, under-employment and gentrification, income inequity to trans people of color (TPOC) through various co-operative economic initiatives in New York, NY

October 2017

October 23 - TLDEF Office Manager Tabytha Gonzalez spoke with community leaders to strive to build and create resources to end trans-specific barriers (eg. housing, healthcare, education, employment and immigration) at the Transgender Equity Coalition of New York in New York, NY

October 20 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator AC Dumlao presented on best practices for transgender facilities access at WRAPS (Westchester Recreation and Parks Society) in Eastchester, NY

October 18 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator AC Dumlao trained attorneys at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York, NY

October 10 - TLDEF Director of Development Melissa Sklarz was the keynote speaker at the Baruch College LGBT Pride celebration in New York, NY

October 6 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator AC Dumlao trained law students at Columbia Law School in New York, NY

October 6 - TLDEF Office Manager Tabytha Gonzalez and TLDEF Director of Development Melissa Sklarz spoke at the Reclaiming Our Rights Rally at Foley Square on behalf of LGBTQ community against General Sessions decision to reverse Title VII workplace protections for LGBTQ community in New York, NY

September 2017

September 25 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator AC Dumlao trained attorneys at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, NY

September 19 - TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss was a panelist for "Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: Best Practices" at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago, IL

August 2017

August 30 - TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss was a guest on Gay USA, discussing transgender military issues in New York, NY

August 26 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator filmed with non-profit "Coming Out" to share their coming out story for National Coming Out Day in conjunction with Filipino American History Month in New York, NY

August 17 - TLDEF Director of Development Melissa Sklarz spoke at a "Lunch and Learn" program at Barclay Damon LLP in Albany, NY

August 4 - TLDEF Operations Manager Kylar Broadus moderated "Trans Participation in the Military" for the Transgender Law Institute's Lavendar Law is San Francisco, CA.

August 3 - TLDEF Director of Development Melissa Sklarz participated in sparks & honey's Diversity and Inclusion Briefing Roundtable and Panel

August 2 - TLDEF Operations Manager Kylar Broadus spoke at "Transgender Rights and Bathroom Access: Expanding the Conversation" for he Transgender Law Institute's Lavendar Law is San Francisco, CA

July 2017

July 27 - TLDEF Executive Director spoke on video about transgender military issues for Salon.com in New York, NY

July 26 - TLDEF Director of Development Melissa Sklarz spoke at the Rally for Trans Inclusion in the Military in Times Square, New York, NY

July 19 - TLDEF Operations Manager Kylar Broadus spoke at Gender Revolution at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in New York, NY

July 18 - TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss presented on pro bono programming at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, NY

July 12 - TLDEF Director of Development Melissa Sklarz met with Faella Commission to work on making the New York State Unified Court System trans inclusive and trans defendant friendly

June 2017

June 30 - TLDEF Director of Development Melissa Sklarz was featured at VideoOut's SpeakOut: Stories of Pride with Brooklyn Brewery and The Stonewall Inn Gives Back 

June 28 - TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss presented on transgender advocacy at the Biden Foundation in Washington, D.C.

June 28 - TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss presented on transgender legal issues at the Gender Equality Law Center in Brooklyn, NY

June 23 - TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss presented on transgender workplace issues at Google in New York, NY

June 22 - TLDEF Director of Development Melissa Sklarz spoke at Yext's pride event about trans history and community in New York, NY

June 20 - TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss presented about transgender advocacy at Outten & Golden LLP in New York, NY

June 22: Staff Attorney Amy Helfant trained attorneys from Ropes & Gray LLP and Goldman Sachs

June 20 - TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss presented about transgender advocacy at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York, NY

June 16 - Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained attorneys at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

June 14 - TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss moderated and TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator AC Dumlao was a panelist for Dropbox's "Be Your True Self" panel about being LGBTQ in the workplace in New York, NY

June 9: Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained summer associates at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

June 7: Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained summer associates at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

June 5: Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained summer associates at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

June 5 - TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss presented on transgender legal issues at Sidley Austin LLP in New York, NY

May 2017

May 31: Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained attorneys at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

May 17 - TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss led a Know Your Rights Community Training at the LGBT Center in New York, NY

May 4 - TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss presented about transgender advocacy at the Gill Foundation

April 2017

April 15 - Former TLDEF Director of Impact Litigation Ezra Young spoke on a panel at the For People of Color Conference at Columbia Law School in New York, NY

April 13 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained attorneys at FedEx Ground with Reed Smith in Pittsburgh, PA

April 3 - TLDEF Director of Impact Litigation Ezra Young was a guest speaker for Loyola Law School's Race, Gender and the Law Seminar in Los Angeles, CA

April 3 - TLDEF Director of Impact Litigation Ezra Young spoke at "Laws that Disproportionately Affect Members of the LGBTQ+ Community and Compounds Discrimination at the Intersection" at Cardozo Law School in New York, NY

March 2017

March 29 - TLDEF Director of Impact Litigation Ezra Young presented on "Trans Rights Post-GG" at Outten & Golden LLP in New York, NY

March 26 - TLDEF Office Manager Tabytha Gonzalez spoke at the “Rally for Trans Women of Color” by the NY LGBT Coalition in New York, NY

March 24 - TLDEF Operations Manager Kylar Broadus spoke on a panel entitled "Successes and Challenges at the Federal Level" hosted by the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review Symposium on Transgender Rights in Cambridge, MA

March 23 - TLDEF Operations Manager Kylar W. Broadus spoke on a panel entitled "Trans Rights in the Trump Era" hosted by the American Constitution Society in Washington, DC

March 21 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained attorneys at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in New York, NY

March 15 - TLDEF Executive Director Jillian Weiss spoke on a panel entitled "A Sign of the Times: A Legal and Political Analysis of What’s at Stake for LGBT Asians/South Asians" hosted by the Asian American Bar Association of New York in New York, NY

March 9 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained attorneys from K&L Gates with Reed Smith in Pittsburgh, PA

February 2017

February 25 - TLDEF Director of Impact Litigation Ezra Young spoke on the panel entitled "Healthcare Access and Disability Rights" at the 12th Annual Working in the Public Interest Law Conference at University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, GA

February 13 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained attorneys from Reed Smith LLP in Pittsburgh, PA

February 8 - TLDEF Director of Impact Litigation Ezra Young spoke on the panel entitled "The Law in Transition: Transgender Rights" at the Federal Bar Association, in Minneapolis, MN

February 6 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained attorneys at Baker & Hostetler LLP in New York, NY

February 2 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained attorneys from Bloomberg LP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York, NY

January 2017

January 10 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained attorneys from Reed Smith LLP in Pittsburgh, PA

December 2016

December 19 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained attorneys from Highmark Inc. with Reed Smith in Pittsburgh, PA

December 15 - TLDEF Office Manager Tabytha Gonzalez was a speaker at the Presentation for Program Graduates for Exponents in New York, NY

December 11 - Former TLDEF Director of Impact Litigation Ezra Young spoke on the panel entitled "The State of Trans Healthcare in New York" at the Brooklyn Public Library in Brooklyn, NY

December 7 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained attorneys at Lowenstein Sandler LLP in Roseland, NJ

November 2016

November 27 - TLDEF Office Manager Tabytha Gonzalez was a community participant in the Harlot’s Ball Fundraiser for Red Umbrella in New York, NY

November 23 - TLDEF Office Manager Tabytha Gonzalez was a community participant in the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner by NYC Black Pride, GMAD and HIV Stops With Me in New York, NY

November 19 - TLDEF Office Manager Tabytha Gonzalez was a community participant in “My Voice Counts” at The Center in New York, NY

November 19 - TLDEF Office Manager Tabytha Gonzalez sponsored the Black Trans International Pageant by BTAC in New York, NY

November 18 - TLDEF Office Manager Tabytha Gonzalez was a community participant at “Build #LovebuildsLGBTQ Preventing Homelessness, Improving Lives Together” by HRA, NYC Department of Youth & Development and Councilmember Ritchie Torres in the Bronx, NY

November 14 - TLDEF Director of Impact Litigation Ezra Young presented on "The Transgender Child" as part of Representing the Transgender Client Through the Arc of Life at the New York State Bar Association in New York, NY

November 11 - TLDEF Director of Impact Litigation Ezra Young spoke on a panel entitled "#SocialJusticeSOS What We Need to Know About What Happened, What’s Coming and Why We Must Join Together Against Hate" at the African American Policy Forum

November 9 - TLDEF Director of Impact Litigation Ezra Young presented at a faculty workshop entitled "Demarginalizing Trans Rights" at the University of Chicago Law School in Chicago, IL

October 2016

October 19 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained attorneys at Davis Polk & Wardell LLP in New York, NY

October 9 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained law students at Columbia Law School in New York, NY

September 2016

September 30 - TLDEF Name Change Project Coordinator Amy Helfant trained attorneys at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, NY

September 14 - TLDEF Director of Impact Litigation Ezra Young was a guest lecturer in LGBT bioethics on transgender health care at the NYU School of Medicine in New York, NY

August 2016

August 4 - TLDEF Director of Impact Litigation Ezra Young spoke on a panel entitled "Opening Access to Transition Related Healthcare" at Lavender Law in Washington, D.C.

August 3 - TLDEF Director of Impact Litigation Ezra Young spoke on a panel entitled "Healthcare Access & Discrimination" at the Trans Law Symposium in Washington, D.C.

August 3 - TLDEF Director of Impact Litigation Ezra Young spoke on a panel entitled "Employment Law and Workers Rights" at the Trans Law Symposium in Washington, D.C.