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
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:
- Melissa Goodman, Director of the LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project at the ACLU of Southern California
- Shannon Minter, Legal Director with National Center for Lesbian Rights
- Moderator Nancy Polikoff, Visiting Scholar from Williams Institute
- Meeth Soni, Directing Attorney of the Adult Representation Project at ImmDef
- Rick Zbur, Executive Director of Equality California
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.