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The Trump Administration and LGBTQ Rights to be discussed at UCLA conference

As the Trump Administration nears 100 days in office, what is the impact for LGBTQ equality and civil rights?
The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law will address that topic on April 7 with a panel that will discuss issues such as the repeal of protections for transgender students and a proposal for a broad religious exemption to non-discrimination protections. Photo: Rob Sheridan.

WESTWOOD — As the Trump Administration nears 100 days in office, what is the impact for LGBTQ equality and civil rights?

The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law will address that topic on April 7 with a panel that will discuss issues such as the repeal of protections for transgender students and a proposal for a broad religious exemption to non-discrimination protections as well as the impact of a new justice on the U.S. Supreme Court and the increased number of anti-LGBT bills in states across the country.

WILLIAMS INSTITUTE’S ANNUAL UPDATE

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The discussion is part of the Williams Institute’s Annual Update, its signature event every year that examines issues at the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity law and policy. Participants and audience members include academics, judges, policymakers, students, community leaders, legal and business professionals, and philanthropists.

The event is free and open to the public.

The panel on Trump and LGBTQ rights includes five speakers:

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GENDER IDENTITY DATA

The conference will also feature a discussion on Changing the Landscape on Gender Identity Data Collection. Panelists will discuss new data from the United States Transgender Survey, the California Health Interview Survey and other large surveys.

California Health Interview Survey data on gender identity and expression will be presented in public for the first time.

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About the author

Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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